COLLOQUIUM CRIME PREVENTION ACROSS THE WORLD: Taking Stock, Evaluation, and Future Perspectives

Venue: Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada

Location: Montreal, Quebec Province, Canada

Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2009 End Date/Time: Dec 09, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2009
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Taking Stock, Evaluation, and Future Perspectives

December 7-9th, 2009
Montreal, Canada

Over the last 15 years, the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime has been at the heart of an international movement aimed at promoting research-based policies and practices that work to prevent crime and build community safety.

The field of crime prevention is still quite relatively new in comparison to other areas of research enquiry and policy development. Over the last 3 decades, countries have witnessed many shifts in relation to crime prevention policy and practice including leadership, field of action (situational, social, etc), priority areas, implementation, evaluation, and the advent of international norms and standards to guide action. The evaluation of policies and practices, and ICPC’s recent International Report on Crime Prevention and Community Safety allows us to identify main trends and geographical disparities.

To mark its 15th anniversary, ICPC will focus on the evolution of crime prevention policy and practice and a consideration of issues on the horizon within and between countries will help to increase awareness about the successes and challenges of developing and implementing strategic and effective crime prevention within urban and rural areas. The event will also discuss the number of paradoxes and debates which continue to make up the field, and identify a number of emerging issues in light of new phenomena (eg. urbanization, migration, environmental evolution, “privatization of security”, etc.).

Researchers, government representatives, local authorities, international organizations and NGOs are invited to submit a short abstract by April 30th, 2009.

All abstracts must be relevant to the sub themes indicated below:

1. Role of Local Authorities
2. Evaluation of Crime Prevention
3. International Cooperation: Human Security and Sustainable Development
4. Crime Prevention: A Human Rights Framework
5. Diverse Community Safety Professions
6. Community Safety in Urban and Rural Areas: New Challenges
7. Building Capacity among “Communities in Action for Safety” (women, Indigenous peoples, youth, ethno-cultural communities, etc.)
8. Crime Prevention: A Public Health Perspective
9. Private Sector Contributions to Crime Prevention
10. Crime Prevention in Mega Cities: Future Challenges

Abstracts should have clearly stated objectives and a description of the implications of research or work for crime prevention policy or practice. We are also interested in knowing how research has been applied, how practices or policies have been implemented or evaluated, and/or how processes have been developed to encourage knowledge exchange.

Abstracts should:

• provide a description of the key issues to be addressed and main messages/conclusions;
• be no longer than 300 words, excluding the title and authors' names and contact information;
• include a biography of the speaker (s), no longer than 100 words;
• be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

Send abstract and full contact information to the attention of:
Laura Capobianco
Tel: 514 288 6731
Fax 514 288 8763


April 30th, 2009 - Receipt of abstracts
June 30th, 2009 - Announcement of accepted abstracts
September 15th, 2009 - Final submission of papers, presentations, etc.

Further information will be posted on ICPC’s website at: