• Myths about crime prevention
    EUCPN’s mythbusters are short papers to counter misconceptions in crime prevention. For instance, that implementing prevention interventions will simply cause offenders to shift their activities to different locations, change their methods or find new targets.  Discover our mythbusters
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    The intra-EU scope of many THB schemes, the networked nature of co-offenders, and the local impact of THB cases have ramifications for prevention. Read our paper
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    Discover the participants of the 2022 European Crime Prevention Award Read our new toolbox

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  • Mythbuster - Awareness-raising never hurts, does it?

    There is little evidence that awareness in and of itself is able to prompt behavioural change, and consequently, that it can contribute much to crime prevention.
  • Mythbuster - The fight against serious and organised crime: international cooperation or local approaches?

    Local preventionists and police officers, too, have important roles to play in the prevention of, and fight against, organised crime.
  • Mythbuster - Does crime prevented mean crime displaced?

    Crime displacement is often outweighed by two other outcomes: a ceasing of crime and the diffusion of crime prevention benefits.