Knowledge Transfer in Crime Prevention
In Europe there is a rich pool of crime-prevention knowledge, however the provision, bundling and assessment of the existing knowledge as well as the knowledge transfer and professional knowledge and information management are poorly developed.
With the “Beccaria-Project: Knowledge Transfer in Crime Prevention“ (June 2008 - May 2011), the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony is pursuing the objective of rendering existing knowledge more easily available. Here the focus is on identifying, structuring, systematic gathering, processing, exchange, transfer, provision and utilization of evidence-based knowledge within European crime prevention.
The planned catalogue of measures includes:
1. The development of an electronic reference and network;
2. compilation of an electronic collection, evaluation and presentation of internationally irrefutable crime prevention knowledge (Toolbox);
3. implementation of further training (Training programme and Master’s course in Crime Prevention) and
4. the holding of an expert symposium.
The offer concentrates information and instruments of knowledge-based European crime prevention that are relevant for prevention activities (knowledge net). All these instruments – just like the projects that were funded by AGIS in the previous years (JAI/2003/AGIS 120; JLS/2005/AGIS/103) - are embedded in an overall strategy of quality-orientated and evidence-based crime prevention.
The web-based portal ensures effective access to the required quality and action modules throughout Europe. This way, crime prevention knowledge is easily retrievable for all member states, acceding countries, and candidate states, for institutions, and experts as well as practitioners at a European, national and local level. Thus, the existing potential is used, linked, and passed on, thus contributing to a more effective crime prevention.
Summary: Beccaria-Project: Knowledge Transfer (PDF-document: 105 KB)