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Beccaria-Standards for ensuring quality in crime prevention projects

Volkhard Schindler, Jörg Bässmann, Anja Meyer, Erich Marks, Ruth Linssen
Year of publication2005
Languagesenglish french german italian other other other other other spanish and www.
Useful forProject and Program Manager Communities Governments Funding Agencies Evaluators
Keywordsevaluation Beccaria Standards quality Project crime prevention

What´s it about?

The Beccaria-Standards are a method for project management. They are a practical guide or a self-help book for project developers, players in the field crime prevention. They give an orientation for planning, implementation and evaluation of crime prevention projects. They recommend seven key steps of a project. The Standards are like a navigation system. They describe the route from A to B: The point is determining the best possible route, to achieve the goals. What matters is that continuous quality assurance has priority.

What´s included?

7 key steps of a project: 1. Description of the problem 2. Analysis of the conditions leading to the emergence of the problem 3. Determination of prevention goals, project goals, and target groups 4. Determining measures to achieve the objectives 5. Project design and implementation 6. Review of implementation and the achievement of its goals (evaluation) 7. Conclusion and documentation of the project

Who can use it?

On the one hand developers, practitioners in the field and other people with responsibility in crime prevention, on the other hand scientific experts, advisors, contracting bodies and sponsors.

What can it be used for?

For planning, implementing and evaluating crime prevention projects.

What is the value?

The standards give: • developers a main thread for the quality assurance of projects. • Scientific experts, advisors, contracting bodies and sponsors a technical basis for judging the project`s targeting of objectives and quality.