On this page are both currently-valid and historical documents supplementing the definitive material for 5Is.
Ekblom, P. (2012e). ‘Citizen participation in crime prevention – capturing practice knowledge through the 5Is framework’ in M. Coester and E. Marks (Eds.) International Perspectives of Crime Prevention 4. Contributions from the 4th and the 5th Annual International Forum 2010 and 2011 within the German Congress on Crime Prevention. Mönchengladbach: Forum Verlag Godesberg GmbH.
Describes Involvement issues with a case study of ‘Involvement failure’ in an attempt to design and fit table clips to protect customers against bag theft in bars.
Ekblom, P., Bowers, K., Gamman, L., Sidebottom, A., Thomas, C., Thorpe, A. and Willcocks, M. (2012). ‘Reducing Handbag Theft in bars’ in P. Ekblom (Ed.), Design Against Crime: Crime Proofing Everyday Objects. Crime Prevention Studies 27. Boulder, Col.: Lynne Rienner.
Describes Involvement/Mobilisation failure from same table clips example but this time from a design perspective.
Bullock, K. and Ekblom, P. (2010). ‘Richness, retrievability and reliability – issues in a working knowledge base for good practice in crime prevention’. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 16: 29-47.
Critique of a now-superseded version of a UK government attempt to capture practice knowledge from practitioner contributions.
Ekblom, P. (2006a). ‘Good practice? Invest in a Framework!’ Network News, Spring. Chester: National Community Safety Network.
A brief forthright statement of the case for 5Is and CCO frameworks over simpler equivalents.
Kent, A. (2006). Using the 5Is for Evaluation. A List of Interview Themes for Practitioners. London: Home Office.
Simplified 5Is headings used in interviews with practitioners to elicit practice knowledge descriptions, also trialled by police in UK National Intelligence Model ‘results analysis’ case studies.
Ekblom, P. (2006c). 5Is: Ein praktisches Hilfsmittel zum Wissens-Transfer in der Kriminalprävention. (5Is: a practical means for knowledge-transfer in crime prevention)
German translation of 5Is summary document.
Ekblom, P. (2005a). ‘The 5Is Framework: Sharing good practice in crime prevention.’ In E. Marks, A. Meyer and R Linssen (Eds.) Quality in Crime Prevention. Hannover: Landespräventionsrat Niedersachsen.
Brief summary of 5Is, still largely up to date. A connection with the EU-funded Beccaria Programme for quality in crime prevention.
Ekblom, P. (2004c). ‘Shared Responsibilities, Pooled Resources: a Partnership Approach to Crime Prevention’, In P. Ekblom and A. Wyvekens A Partnership Approach to Crime Prevention. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.
Ekblom, P. (2004a). ‘Le Cadre des 5I’ (The 5Is framework – draft English version) in Bruston, P. et Haroune, A. (Eds.) Réseau européen de prévention de la criminalité: (REPC) Description et échange de bonnes pratiques. Paris: Délégation Interministérielle à la Ville.
5Is en français with full conference papers.
Ekblom, P. (1996a). ‘Towards a Discipline of Crime Prevention: a Systematic Approach to its Nature, Range and Concepts’, in T. Bennett (Ed.), Preventing Crime and Disorder: Targeting Strategies and Responsibilities, Cambridge Cropwood Series, 43-98. Cambridge: Institute of Criminology.
Early attempt to extend CCO framework on causes of crime and preventive interventions, into the process-domain that became 5Is.
Ekblom, P. (1998c). Community Safety and the Reduction and Prevention of Crime – a Conceptual Framework for Training and the Development of a Professional Discipline.
Material for guidance for local crime and disorder reduction partnerships associated with the Crime & Disorder Act 1998.
Alexandersson, L., Bersee, T., Ekblom, P., van Gelderen, F.. and Kohl, A. (1999). Assessment Report of the Experts Working in L’viv, Ukraine. Council of Europe Project on Urban Insecurity and its Prevention in the CIS. Strasbourg: COE.
Attempt to transfer modern crime prevention capacity into what was then a ‘novice’ country; pioneered the task focus that became part of 5Is.
Ekblom, P. (2000). ‘The Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity – a Tool for Clear, ‘Joined-up’ Thinking about Community Safety and Crime Reduction’ in Ballintyne, S., Pease, K. and McLaren, V. (Eds.), Secure foundations: Key issues in crime prevention, crime reduction and community safety, 30-66. London: Institute for Public Policy Research.
This paper set out many of the ideas subsequently incorporated within 5Is.
Ekblom, P. (2002b). ‘From the Source to the Mainstream is Uphill: The Challenge of Transferring Knowledge of Crime Prevention Through Replication, Innovation and Anticipation.’ In: N. Tilley (Ed.) Analysis for Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Studies 13: 131-203. Monsey, N.Y.: Criminal Justice Press/ Devon, UK: Willan Publishing.
Paper which set the scene for deliberate knowledge management of crime prevention practice and which led to realisation through the 5Is framework.
Ekblom, P. (2002d). ‘Towards a European Knowledge Base’ and ‘The Five I’s: Experimental Framework for a Knowledge Base for Crime Prevention Projects’ in European Crime Prevention Conference 2002 vol 1: 62-97. Copenhagen: Danish Crime Prevention Council.
First detailed paper setting out 5Is framework. Somewhat outdated but includes worked example of 5Is Stirchley burglary project description.
Home Office (2003). ‘Illustrative Guide to 5Is’ and ‘5Is Introduction‘.
Brief summary and introduction.
Ekblom, P. (2002). 5Is project description guidance note for EU Crime Prevention Network conferences 2002-4.
First set of 5Is headings and suggested methodology for assembling 5Is project descriptions, now superseded by 5Is book.
Ekblom, P. (2005). ‘Designing Products against Crime’ in N. Tilley (Ed.), Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Cullompton: Willan.
Contains attempt to blend 5Is and design process models. Somewhat outdated on the latter.