ECCA conference 2023 – Information here. (by invitation only)
Safeplaces network hosted the prestigious International Symposium on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA), 14-16th June 2023. The event was sponsored by FORTE (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare), the USA’s National Institute of Justice and the Stockholm Municipality. The conference aimed to advance knowledge in environmental criminology and crime analysis in both research and practice, bringing together national and international experts in the field to Stockholm. The symposium took place in Långholmen Hotel, on an island in central Stockholm, with a reception dinner in Stockholm city hall. The symposium was attended by more than 70 experts/delegates from 21 countries around the world who presented their recent research. Participants included the director of the USA’s National Institute of Justice Dr Nancy LaVigne and senior members of the staff of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science in the UK and the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, just to name a few.
Environmental criminology at the crossroads: Past, present and future
Register here for the workshop at the Stockholm symposium – 14 June 2023!
As part of the Stockholm Criminology Symposium, a workshop on environmental criminology will be held in the morning of June 14 at Münchenbryggeriet.
Environmental criminology (EC) is the study of crime events. It explores how criminal events occur, their distribution over time and space, and their prevention. EC draws upon many disciplines, including computer science and engineering, architecture and urban planning, epidemiology and public health, psychology and criminology. EC makes use of official police records, surveys of the public, computer simulation modelling, and qualitative information. Since its beginnings around 1980, EC researchers have expanded their inquiries from street crimes, to organized and white-collar crimes, to wildlife crimes, and to cyber-crimes. Principles of environmental criminology are key to evidence-based practices such as situational crime prevention and problem-oriented policing. Despite its remarkable international expansion and successful applications, EC faces a number of challenges.
This workshop has two goals. First, to present the state of the art in Environmental Criminology (EC) by providing beginners with examples of current EC research. Guided by leading environmental criminologists, participants of the workshop are invited to revisit EC’s past, looking at what it has accomplished and envisioning the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Second, to open discussions and share experiences so participants can push the boundaries of what we know about crime and effective ways to address it.
Who should participate? We welcome participants from all fields of criminology, particularly PhD students, young scholars and not least, practitioners.
The workshop is open for all delegates of the Stockholm Criminology Symposium and specially devoted to students and young scholars.