German Congress on Crime Prevention
The German Congress on Crime Prevention – GCOCP (in German: Deutscher Präventionstag – DPT) is on the one hand the 1995 founded and meanwhile world’s largest annual conference on the topic of crime prevention and related prevention areas. On the other hand the GCOCP forms with its Institute for Applied Prevention Research (DPT-i) and other key activities a platform for information, knowledge transfer and an interdisciplinary dialogue between prevention practice, prevention research and prevention policies.
Since 2007 the German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP) is hosting the Annual International Forum (AIF) to address the international (non-German speaking) audience. The aim of the AIF is to add a international perspective to the German Congress and to give the opportunity to share experiences in crime prevention on an international level. While the world is growing closer research as well as experience should be disseminated within a broad professional framework. Therefore we ask international experts from all areas of crime prevention to introduce, share and discuss their ideas, goals, outcomes, projects and speeches with other experts and to experience the German modality of crime prevention.
The next German Congress on Crime Prevention with the 11th Annual International Forum will take place on 19 and 20 June 2017 in Hanover, Germany (Hanover Congress Centre - HCC). Hosting partner institutions are the federal state of Lower Saxony, the city of Hanover and the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony.