Rick Brown is founder and Managing Consultant with Evidence Led Solutions Limited, a British social research, development and training consultancy that focuses on criminal justice and community safety related matters. He has previously worked as a researcher for the probation service and for the U.K. Home Office. He has worked on a wide range of subjects, including vehicle crime, burglary, arson, organized crime, drugs, youth offending and policing. He has worked closely with many Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, police forces and local authorities. He is also an experienced trainer and has developed a number of courses for community safety practitioners. Brown is also a Senior Adviser on Crime Reduction for the East of England Government Office and a member of the Home Office’s Vehicle Crime Reduction Action Team (VCRAT). He holds a bachelor of arts degree (Hons) in social sciences from Hatfield Polytechnic, a master of arts degree in applied social research from the University of Westminster, and a doctorate in criminology from the London School of Economics.