The 5Is Framework resulted from work requested by the EU Crime Prevention Network to provide a way of systematically describing crime prevention case studies for the Network’s Good Practice conferences, beginning in Aalborg, 2002. 5Is was subsequently used for reporting on a range of projects in the UK National Crime Reduction Programme, which ended in 2005. These and more recent case studies (including security toolkits) are listed on this page.
These case studies reflect the use of the 5Is Framework in its original knowledge capture mode. Subsequently, 5Is gained the additional function of serving as a process model for crime prevention, security and community safety.
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Original EU Crime Prevention Network good practice project descriptions (2002-2004)
All in European Crime Prevention Network Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2002 ‘Exchange of good practice in crime prevention between practitioners in the Member States, Volume 2′:
Worked example of Stirchley from EUCPN Good Practice Conference Aalborg Vol 1 here. This includes a reflective commentary on using the 5Is in capture of practice knowledge.(Official Home Office report on same project is here)
Youth inclusion programme South Tyneside UK p68
Safer Cities – diverse crimes Denmark p82
Mobile phone theft national initiatives UK p180
Domestic burglary – Stirchley, Birmingham UK p130
UK domestic burglary examples from Burglary Reduction Initiative, National Crime Reduction Programme (2004)
In addition to the UK burglary reduction examples presented via the EU Crime Prevention Network (above), a larger set of burglary case studies from the UK National Crime Reduction Programme were described using 5Is.
Burglary Reduction Programme – overview page
Individual domestic burglary projects:
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Bacup
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Fordbridge
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Ladybarn
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Rochdale
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Rusholme
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary, Stirchley
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Stockport
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Stockton
Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary Stoneferry
Case studies (2005) on CCTV from evaluation of Home Office CCTV Initiative, National Crime Reduction Programme
Other Home Office 5Is case studies (2003-2005)
Eastleigh Antisocial behaviour/ drinking (Project Moonshine). One of the best of the 5Is descriptions, featured a lot in the 5Is book: presentation and full project description
Gateshead Metro Centre car crime
Leicester mentoring of young minority ethnic people
Other 5Is case studies and applications
5Is used to organise repressive and positive responses to graffiti in the EU Graffolution project completed 2016.
Rowe, E., Akman, T., Smith, R. and Tomison, A. (2013). ‘Organised crime and public sector corruption: A crime scripts analysis of tactical displacement risks.’ Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice 444. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
Adamson, S. (2004). Youth Crime – A Case Study of Intensive Supervision in a Neighbourhood Context. New Deal for Communities: The National Evaluation. Research Report 42. University of Hull: Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Chapters 18 and 20 of the (2005) Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety (ed. Nick Tilley; Willan Publishing), respectively covering Business & Crime, and Drugs & Alcohol.
5Is used in security toolkits
Hostile reconnaissance toolkit for CPNI (2014).
Terrorism/crime at complex stations toolkit for EU (2018).