EUCPN: Evidence Based Crime Prevention in the EU
The results showed that there is still a considerable amount of work to do in order to achieve full crime prevention practice based on evidence. In many cases the evaluability might have been compromised because the Needs Assessment was in general unstructured and was done by professionals working in the area, but lacking the methodological support of experts in crime prevention and evaluation. There is a lack of knowledge on the methodology of evaluation among those responsible for doing it, mainly when evaluations are internally produced. A lack of financial resources combined with scarce human resources are the main reason why evaluation of crime prevention projects in the EU is not at the level it should be.