European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 249–251 | Cite as

Ekblom, Paul: Crime Prevention, Security and Community Safety using the 5Is Framework

Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2011, 350 pp.
  • Giulia BerlusconiEmail author

Crime Prevention, Security and Community Safety Using the 5Is Framework is a guide on how to manage knowledge of crime prevention and how to use this knowledge to plan and implement successful interventions. However, it also has wider implications for crime prevention, as the 5Is Framework is a research tool as well. Ekblom first introduced the 5Is label in 2002 at the Aalborg conference of the European Crime Prevention Network (Ekblom 2002) and has developed it throughout the years (Ekblom 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). Some key ideas are even older (Ekblom 1988). However, in this book the author elaborates on them in a more articulated and organic way, describing in detail the knowledge framework as well as its theoretical and conceptual background.

The 5Is Framework is a knowledge and application framework that aims at providing a process model for crime-prevention initiatives. It comprises five top-level tasks – Intelligence, Intervention, Implementation, Involvement, and Impact – that...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and TranscrimeMilanItaly
  2. 2.Università Cattolica di MilanoMilanItaly

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