Standardization for urban and situational crime prevention

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Coordinator Göteborgs Universitet - Centrum för urban trygghet och samhällssäkerhet
Funding from Vinnova SEK 716 800
Project duration August 2019 - November 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Strengthening Sweden’s role in international standardization
Call Standardization in order to gain access to new markets

Purpose and goal

The situation in which a potential offender decides to commit a crime is always place-dependent. Many and different kinds of actors overlap in the design and maintenance of the built environment and are thus jointly affected by place-related criminality targeting people as well as property. Standardization is one way to coordinate actors and their measures. The project aim is to identify key stakeholders´ interest in standardization in the field of urban and situational crime prevention.

Expected results and effects

Situational crime prevention raises questions of process-, management, and product standards. Standardization of e.g. place-oriented crime and safety audits, coordinated forms for planning of measures and distribution of roles, evaluation protocols, consultancy services and products, would have effects on quality, efficiency, etc. The stakeholders’ views on such effects is mapped in terms of the field as a whole, and the extent to which a standard would support internal needs and market opportunities.

Planned approach and implementation

Researchers from GU, Chalmers, and KTH summarizes how place characteristics impact upon crime and which key stakeholders are identified in research. In dialogue with project participants from MTR, Castellum, Västfastigheter, and SIS, key Swedish stakeholders are identified. SIS also maps out adjoining standards. After a survey and invitation to stakeholders, a seminar about best way forward is organized at SIS. The research group authors the final report in coordination with other project participants.

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Last updated 3 February 2020

Reference number 2019-01090

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