Citizen participation in crime prevention

Prof. Dr. Paul Ekblom
University of the Arts London

Most activity by professional crime prevention practitioners is indirect. That is, the preventive interventions that they plan must often be implemented by ordinary citizens, at home, at work, at leisure or when traveling. Therefore practitioners must not only know about what interventions work in reducing the risk of crime, but also how to effectively mobilise or act in partnership with those ordinary citizens (and with other ‘civil’ organisations), getting them to accept responsibility for delivering the results. The ‘5Is’ framework for managing the knowledge of good practice in crime prevention, offers several ways of understanding the involvement of citizens, and provides a methodology for building up detailed experience of this important domain, and sharing that experience internationally.


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