The Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony (CPC) /Ministry of Justice in Germany was founded in 1995 with the objective of reducing crime and improving the population’s feeling of safety and security (www.lpr.niedersachsen.de).
The Beccaria Programme is part of the CPC’s activities. So far, there have been three
consecutive projects, which were implemented within the framework of the European
Union’s AGIS- and ISEC-Programmes together with ten European partner organizations:
The Beccaria Standards for ensuring quality in crime prevention projects have been
translated so far into 16 languages (www.beccaria-standards.net).
The CPC’s Beccaria qualification programme has been offered annually since 2008
(www.beccaria.de) and has been presented inter alia at the XIIth United Nations
Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Brazil in April 2010. Apart from
this in-service training, the first Master’s programme in crime prevention at a German
university started 2011. It has also been developed in the context of the
The objective of the English-speaking Beccaria Internet-Portal is to facilitate the access
to globally available knowledge on crime prevention