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Crime Prevention guidance from Singapore and academic research compilation

Sharing this information with you as a reference source to support your projects and ongoing learning

Since its inception in 1981, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) of Singapore had been actively working towards the objectives, such as, to raise the level of public awareness about crime; to encourage self-help in crime prevention; to examine, develop and recommend crime prevention measures to the public and to coordinate efforts of various organisations in crime prevention.

The NCPC engages the public through the organisation of crime prevention activities such as crime prevention campaigns, exhibitions, seminars and workshops. The NCPC also forges close alliances with various professional, social and trade organisations to tackle the problem of crime. In addition, various sub-committees have been formed to address problems of security in specific areas. They are the Hotel Security Committee, Security in Construction Worksites Committee, Children and Youth Committee, Security in Housing Committee, Security in Commercial Premises Committee and Focus Group Committee.

A Practitioner’s and Academic’s Guide to References, Industry Best Practices and Evidence Based Research for Protecting Events and Crowded Spaces

Many thanks to Peter Ashwin, MSC. MSyI for sharing this wonderful resource.

Given the pending legislative adoption of the Martyn’s Law (Protect Duty Bill) and ongoing discourse on terrorism risk assessments for events in the UK, I thought it was timely to a share a compilation of references, industry best practices and evidence-based research from my 2022 master's dissertation ‘Mitigating Lone Actor Threats to Events: The Application of Risk-Informed CT Strategies for Event Organisers' (MSc. Risk & Security Management, University of Leicester).

This guide is by no means meant to be a definitive list, but rather a point of departure to support other practitioners/academics ongoing research and contributions to the academic/industry body of knowledge on risk management and protective security/ counter terrorism arrangements for events, venues and publicly accessible locations.

As Figen Murray OBE highlighted in a recent RUSI article, there is a shallow empirical, evidence base with respect to protective security programmes, particularly when it comes to evaluating the efficacy of protective security/CT interventions for events and PALs.

I would hope that the industry's growing body of practitioner-academics will continue to advance research to bridge this knowledge gap & build upon the efforts by led by Figen and others to support the future requirement for Duty Holders (event organisers & venue operators) to improve/enhance the safety and security of events, be it in the UK or 'across the pond'.

Author/Editor: Peter Ashwin MSc, MSyI

Published: 2023-01-03

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
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