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ⓘ German Congress on Crime Prevention




                                     

ⓘ German Congress on Crime Prevention

The German Congress on Crime Prevention is an international conference for the field of crime prevention that takes place annually since 1995 in different German cities.

                                     

1. General Information

The aim of the German Congress on Crime Prevention GCOCP is to present and strengthen crime prevention within a broad societal framework. Thus it contributes to crime reduction as well as reducing both the fear of crime, and the number of victims of crime. As an annually organised congress, the main objectives of the Congress are:

  • Presenting and exchanging current and basic questions of crime prevention and its effectiveness
  • Helping to get into contact at the international level and to exchange information
  • Discussing implementation strategies
  • Bringing together partners within the field of crime prevention
  • Developing and disseminating recommendations for practice, politics, administration and research in the field of crime prevention
  • Functioning as a forum for the practice of crime prevention and for fostering the exchange of expertise

In 2007 the Annual International Forum AIF within the GCOCP was established to address an international audience and to share their experiences in crime prevention.

Both the GCOCP and AIF are geared to people from all over the world working in all areas of crime prevention: administration, health system, youth welfare, judiciary, churches, local authorities, media, politics, police, prevention committees, projects, schools, organizations and associations, science etc.

So far the following congresses took place:

  • 17. GCOCP and 6. AIF 2012 in Munich
  • 13. GCOCP and 2. AIF 2008 in Leipzig
  • 9. GCOCP 2004 in Stuttgart
  • 8. GCOCP 2003 in Hanover
  • 3. GCOCP 1997 in Bonn
  • 18. GCOCP and 7. AIF 2013 in Bielefeld
  • 7. GCOCP 2001 in Dusseldorf
  • 15. GCOCP and 4. AIF 2010 in Berlin
  • 21. GCOCP and 10. AIF 2016 in Magdeburg
  • 6. GCOCP 2000 in Dusseldorf
  • 12. GCOCP and 1. AIF 2007 in Wiesbaden
  • 4. GCOCP 1998 in Bonn
  • 11. GCOCP 2006 in Nuremberg
  • 23. GCOSP and 12. AIF 2018 in Dresden
  • 2. GCOCP 1996 in Munster
  • 22. GCOCP and 11. AIF 2017 in Hannover
  • 14. GCOCP and 3. AIF 2009 in Hanover
  • 10. GCOCP 2005 in Hanover
  • 19. GCOCP and 8. AIF 2014 in Karlsruhe
  • 1. GCOCP 1995 in Lubeck
  • 5. GCOCP 1999 in Hoyerswerda
  • 16. GCOCP and 5. AIF 2011 in Oldenburg
  • 20. GCOCP and 9. AIF 2015 in Frankfurt am Main
                                     

2. Organisation

The German Congress on Crime Prevention GCOCP on behalf of the German Foundation for Crime Prevention and Offender Support DVS is responsible for the organisation of the congress. Erich Marks is managing director of the GCOCP. Chairman of the DVS is Hans-Jurgen Kerner.

                                     

2.1. Organisation Partner

The GCOCP thrives on the commitment of the different organisations and institutes which participate as Congress Partners.

                                     

2.2. Organisation Permanent International Partners

  • UN-HABITAT
  • World Health Organization WHO
  • Korean Institute of Criminology KIC
  • European Forum for Urban Security EFUS
                                     

2.3. Organisation Programme Advisory Board

In preparation for each congress a programme advisory board shall be constituted where organiser and the permanent as well as the host program partners are represented. The programme advisory board is responsible for the content arrangement of the respective congress.Programme Advisory Board

                                     

3. Literature

  • Erich Marks / Wiebke Steffen Ed.: Engagierte Burger - Sichere Gesellschaft. Ausgewahlte Beitrage des 13. Deutschen Praventionstages 2 3. Juni 2008, Leipzig, Monchengladbach 2009
  • Marc Coester / Erich Marks Ed.: International Perspectives of Crime Prevention 4: Contributions from the 4th and the 5th Annual International Forum 2010 and 2011 within the German Congress on Crime Prevention, Monchengladbach 2012
  • Coester, Marc / Marks, Erich Ed.: International Perspectives of Crime Prevention - Contributions from the 3rd Annual International Forum, Monchengladbach 2010
  • Marc Coester / Erich Marks Ed.: International Perspectives of Crime Prevention - Contributions from the 1st International Forum, Monchengladbach 2008
  • Marc Coester / Erich Marks Ed.: International Perspectives of Crime Prevention 2 - Contributions from the 2nd Annual International Forum 2008, Monchengladbach 2009
  • Erich Marks / Wiebke Steffen Ed.: Starke Jugend - Starke Zukunft. Ausgewahlte Beitrage des 12. Deutschen Praventionstages 18 19. Juni 2007, Wiesbaden, Monchengladbach 2008


                                     
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