Comparative Approaches to Urban Crime Prevention Focusing on Youth

The present paper aims to provide a brief overview of what we have learned recently about youths and their involvement in urban crime, and the experience gained from many countries on crime prevention; it looks at the principles that should guide our relations with young people with a view to preventing urban crime; and provides some examples of effective and promising strategies and practices from around the world.

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Measuring Police Performance

International Experience

This review of experience focusing on methods established in nine cities, provinces or countries as from a questioning which is almost universal: how to measure the activities of police departments to meet the diverse needs of citizens, leaders and police themselves. Among these activities, it appears that the measurement of prevention is more complex to perform. The police are confronted by the difficulty of defining indicators of facts that have not occurred and measurement tools for the prevention of many different classical statistical tools.

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Quebec Observatory on Safety and Prevention

Taking Stock

This report presents an analysis of safety and prevention in Quebec following the work initiated by the ICPC on behalf of the Government of Quebec for the implementation of an observatory for the prevention and safety in Quebec’s environment.

The complete report is only available in french, a synthesis is available in english.

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Maximizing the effectiveness of technical assistance provided by Member States in crime prevention and criminal justice

15th UN Commission on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice

This workshop has been developed by the Programme Network Institutes (PNI)
affiliated with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme and addresses one f the main themes of the 15th Session of the Commission: how to maximize the effectiveness of technical assistance in the area of crime prevention and criminal justice.

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Public-Private-Community Action towards Safety : A Focus on Housing in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods

Compendium of practices

In particular, following from ICPC’s previous work on private sector involvement in prevention, this collection highlights the roles of the private sector in a range of initiatives to enhance safety in ‘housing communities’. These include good design and planning of housing, housing management, prevention, and intervention programmes helping to strengthen the protective factors of at –risk youth.

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Community Safety Workers

Faced with the sense of insecurity, due to inherent limitations in the police’s actions and the repressive approaches to prevent the crime due to the social factors, and to answer the need of a global approach of prevention and safety including the participation of the residents, new practices of prevention and safety have been developed in several countries.

The purpose of this report is to explore the emergence of a small number of new "businesses" of prevention and safety in England and Wales, France, Belgium, Australia and South Africa. For each country, only one type of "new business" is used. The general context of public policy is mentioned, and the description of the business presents its structure, responsibilities, recruitment and training of officers who exercise.

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The Prevention of Residential Burglaries

Being in the development of a particularly widespread form of criminality, many actors have sought effective and sustainable ways of prevention. The report presents the results of six local projects conducted in Australia, New Zealand, Quebec and the United Kingdom all of which have been evaluated. The Prevention of Residential Burglaries in other countries, including Belgium, Finland and France are also discussed.

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Urban Space Management: Key Elements for an Integrated Approach to Community Safety

Public space management safer is becoming an increasing priority for many local governments and cities given complaints of disorder from citizens, crime trends in urban areas and its potential impact on the population’s feelings of insecurity. The report, commissioned by the Montreal Police Service, presents some main developments and issues, suggests some key elements that could form part of a model for comparative analysis on issues related to the management of public space such as homelessness, drugs, prostitution and public nuisance, and draws on the city of Montreal to assess the applicability of this model. The report also provides some examples of cities which are working to effectively manage public spaces in relation to the above themes, through collaborative approaches to crime prevention.

The Report is only available in french.

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