Qualitätsmanagement in der Kriminalprävention


In the context of the EU's AGIS program the Council for Crime Prevention of Lower Saxony realizes the Beccaria-Project “Quality Mangement in Crime Prevention“ with different European partner countries.

The project started in December 2003 and has a term of 2 years (November 2005). The main objective of the Beccaria-Project is a further development of quality in crime prevention.

  • to improve awareness of the importance of the subject of “quality in crime prevention
  • to improve practical activities
  • to develop Beccaria-Standards for quality (and evaluation)
  • to promote and organize further training

The project is named after the crime prevention theorist Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794). He is regarded as a forerunner of modern Criminology. "It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them".

final report / summary (PDF-Document: 52 KB)