Crime does not occur randomly, it tends to be concentrated in places that are ‘risky’. These places include a range of settings such as convenience stores, parks, and transit stations, even confined to particular street corners, depending on the crime. However, our understanding of the places and settings that attract disproportionately high levels of crimes is still in its infancy.
In this seminary series, we invite prominent national and international scholars to offer us their perspective on the nature of risky places for crime and policy responses in different contexts.
21/01/2021 - Prof. John Eck, University of Cincinnati, USA
Risky facilities: Advancing theory and making difference in practice
28/01/2021 - Patricia Brantingham, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Beyond crime generators and attractors
04/02/2021 - Kate Bowers, UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, UK
Crime absorbers, crime radiators as risky places
11/02/2021 - Beth Hardie, Affiliated researcher, Centre for Analytic Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK
Risky actions in risky situations
11/03/2021 - Andrew Newton, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Public Transit – Risky facilities and ‘busyness’
18/03/2021 - Douglas Wiebe, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
How can paths be risky
25/03/2021 - Ned Levine, Urban Researcher, Ned Levine and Associates, USA
Alcohol-serving Businesses as Risky Places
(more dates to be announced)
This series of seminars will be carried out by Safeplaces Network of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in cooperation with the School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University in the UK.