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Crime prevention initiatives often take the form of awareness-raising campaigns. However, 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. Effective campaigns play into affective aspects of behavioural change and are part of integrated crime prevention strategies.
  • European Union
  • General crime prevention
  • EUCPN Output
  • Mythbuster
  • 2020
When does deterrence work?
  • European Union
  • General crime prevention
  • Youth crime
  • EUCPN Output
  • Mythbuster
  • 2021
Local preventionists and police officers, too, have important roles to play in the prevention of, and fight against, organised crime.
  • European Union
  • General crime prevention
  • EUCPN Output
  • Mythbuster
  • 2021
Mythbuster - Getting smart on crime with a holistic approach

Given the successes of crime prevention and how it offers ‘bang for your buck’, we advocate a more balanced approach to crime. Neither crime prevention, nor repression are capable of...

  • European Union
  • General crime prevention
  • EUCPN Output
  • Mythbuster
  • 2022
Why implement anti-burglary interventions when, as a result, burglars will merely relocate their activities to another nearby area? It is sometimes believed that implementing prevention interventions, such as CCTV cameras, will simply cause offenders to shift their activities to different locations, change their methods or find new targets. Yet this is only one of the possible outcomes an intervention can bring about. In practice, crime displacement is often outweighed by two other outcomes: a ceasing of crime and the diffusion of crime prevention benefits.
  • European Union
  • General crime prevention
  • EUCPN Output
  • Mythbuster
  • 2022