Over 2,000 crime prevention practitioners all attended the event 24th Deutsche Präventionstag (DPT) and the 13th Annual International Forum (AIF), which took place from 20–21 May in Berlin. We are pleased that a number of CCI Consortium members participated in this important event — as well as presenting at the AIF.
The DPT congress is the world’s largest annual conference discussing crime prevention and related issues. The majority of attendees are German but the Annual International Forum, created especially for non-German speaking participants, provides the international perspective needed to share experiences and create a much-needed dialogue between diverse practitioners.
CCI Project Coordinators Prof. Caroline L. Davey and Andrew B. Wootton made a presentation on the CCI project on Tuesday 21 May. The presentation introduced the thinking behind CCI, and showed how the project will provide partner LEAs with valuable experience in requirements capture, problem framing, ideation, concept generation, solution design and prototyping that is transferable to other areas. Further details are on the DPT website, here.
Anno Bunnik from the University of Groningen made a presentation on "Modernising law enforcement intelligence for a digital society" (details here) and Advisory Board member, Prof. Alexander Siedschlag, delivered a presentation on "A Culture of Preparedness: Fostering Prevention and Values" (details here). The Landeskriminalamt (LKA) in Lower Saxony presented (in German) on diversity in residential areas.
This year's main topics have been Prevention and & Democracy Promotion. Participation and design, diversity and tolerance are terms derived from basic democratic values. Democracy thus sets the framework for preventive action. It is both the basis and the engine of prevention. In the area of prevention of violence and radicalization, the promotion of democracy is also a key means of prevention. The focus of the 24th German Day of Prevention was dedicated to this comprehensive cooperation.
Further information about the DPT congress is at http://www.praeventionstag.de/nano.cms/international