Crime Prevention, Security and Community Safety Using the 5Is Framework

In crime prevention, security and community safety, attempts to replicate individual 'success-story' projects still often end in implementation failure. And the effort remains divided between situational and offender-oriented interventions, between cause, risk factor and problem-oriented approaches, and between justice/law enforcement and 'civil' prevention. The field is in poor shape to control everyday crime problems, let alone the challenges of terrorism, organised crime and techno-crime where preventers must continually out-innovate offenders; nor the upcoming disruptions from financial disarray and climate change.

Book contents:

  1. Introduction

  2. Implementation Failure: The Dismal Story

  3. Implicated Ignorance and Culpable Confusion: The Contribution to Implementation Failure of Deficient Knowledge and Articulacy

  4. The Gift to be Simple? How Avoiding the Issue of Complexity Contributes to Implementation Failure

  5. Appropriate Complexity

  6. Specification for a Knowledge Framework

  7. Introducing the 5Is framework

  8. Conceptual Companions to 5Is: Defining Crime Prevention Activities, Institutional Contexts and Values

  9. A Companion Framework for Causes of Crime and Preventive Interventions: The Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity

  10. Presenting the Is in Detail

  11. Intelligence

  12. Intervention

  13. Implementation

  14. Involvement

  15. Impact — and Process Evaluation

  16. Conclusion