Costs of Crime

Costs of Crime in Europe

Costs of Crime in Germany

Caroline von der Heyden, from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Crime and Society,” under the title “Costs of Crime in Germany”. Here is the abstract: The results of the Mainstreaming Methodology for the Estimation of the Costs of Crime (MMECC) project, as part of the Sixth Framework Programme supporting policy oriented research (2008), called for the desire to develop a more profound body of knowledge about the costs and benefits of crime prevention. While wide-spread in the Anglo-Saxon world, research on Costs of Crime (CoC) has been rather scarce in Germany as well as in the other participating European countries. Nevertheless, Germany has begun to introduce evaluation policies that look at monetary aspects and is therefore taking the first steps towards putting a cost-benefit analysis into practice. The aim of the dissertation project is to establish a scientific inventory on CoC research, evaluate specific crime prevention projects, and to find what it can imply for criminal policy making in Germany. The presentation is based on the interim findings.


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  • “Costs of Crime in Germany”, by Caroline von der Heyden (Proceedings)

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