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Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the team is currently working from home. You can still reach us by e-mail as usual.

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Postal survey completed

The postal survey of residents in the area of operation of the Municipal Law Enforcement Service Munich (KAD) started at the beginning of March 2021. As part of the evaluation of the KAD, the Endowed Professorship conducted a survey to gain new insights into what makes a city livable and safe. A total of 5,000 Munich residents were asked to participate in the survey.

Many thanks to all who participated!

For more information, please visit the KAD evaluation pages.

Successful completion of project "SiBa - Security in Main Station Districts"

In August 2017, the joint project "SiBa - Security in Main Station District" started, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the announcement "Future Security in Urban Areas" as part of the program "Research for Civil Security". The research association of the Endowed Chair for Crime Prevention and Risk Management of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and the Chair for Civil Protection, Disaster Relief and Property Security of the University of Wuppertal investigated not only the potential hazards but also the resources and security potential of train station areas. Different methods were used: In addition to comparative social structure and crime analyses of the partner cities, standardized observations of the station areas with the associated and city partners, interviews with actors from the station areas and the results of a postal survey of residents were included in the analysis. Now, the project has been successfully completed as of December 31, 2020.

One result is the "(Crime) Prevention Toolbox". After general instructions for planning community crime prevention and a checklist for implementation, the toolbox contains a collection of possible prevention measures. The measures are each assigned to different fields of action in seven thematic areas, as shown in a tabular overview. More information and the downloadable toolbox can be found here (German only).

Prevention in times of COVID-19

On the occasion of current developments, the SiBa team has compiled selected prevention measures in times of the Covid 19 pandemic. The resulting Corona booklet offers a small, alphabetically ordered collection of 31 selected preventive measures to keep train stations and their surroundings at least partially as central contact point, transit point and place to stay - but with the intention of avoiding high numbers of users in order to be able to comply with safety distances and hygiene regulations.

The Corona booklet and further information on the project can be found here.

Funding within the Innovation Grants

Starting in January 2021, the project "Trust in the Police in Practice" by Dr. Meike Hecker will be funded within the Innovation Grants. The person-related funding program of the Excellence Initiative of the University of Tübingen offers young scientists the opportunity to transfer the knowledge gained in their doctoral thesis into practice. Dr. Meike Hecker will receive funding for two years to develop training materials on the topic of fairness and trust in police work.

Anthology published: "On the Trail of Communal Crime Prevention in Germany"

On February 11, 2020, the symposium "On the Trail of Communal Crime Prevention in Germany" was held at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. The anthology contains the presentations of the symposium with a summary of the panel discussion. The welcoming address by the University of Tübingen's Endowed Professor of Crime Prevention and Risk Management (Prof. Dr. Rita Haverkamp) was followed by greetings from the Mayor of the City of Tübingen (Boris Palmer) and the Acting Director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Tübingen (Prof. Dr. Jörg Kinzig). These were followed by lectures by Prof. em. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Kerner, Prof. h.c. Erich Marks, Dr. Meike Hecker, Ina Hennen and Dr. Ines Hohendorf, Kaan Atanisev and Fynn Kunkel, Wolfgang Kahl and Diana Schubert. A concluding panel discussion with Anna Rau, Dr. Anke Schröder, Reiner Greulich and Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wulf (moderated by Rita Haverkamp) served to deepen as well as further develop the topics discussed throughout the day. The farewell of Rita Haverkamp rounded off the instructive symposium. The appendix of the anthology contains, among other things, guiding ideas for the prevention of polarization and anti-democratic tendencies in municipalities of the German-European Forum for Urban Security (DEFUS e.V.).

You can download the anthology here.

Report on the symposium in the magazine "forum kriminalprävention"

An article on the scientific symposium "On the Trails of Communal Crime Prevention in Germany" (Auf den Spuren der kommunalen Kriminalprävention in Deutschland) at the University Tübingen on February 11, 2020, was published in the current issue (01/2020) of the DFK magazine "forum kriminalprävention":

On February 11, 2020, the Endowed Professorship of Crime Prevention and Risk Management organized the symposium "On the Trails of Communal Crime Prevention" at the University of Tübingen. Despite the storm "Sabine", about 50 people from all over Germany attended the event. The event functioned, among other things, as a bridge between science and practice, as reflected in the mixture of speakers and podium participants. The program spanned a wide range, which as already expressed in the subtitle of the symposium, "Beginnings - Establishment - Perspectives in Science and Practice".

Please find the long German version of the aricle here.


Especially in the current crisis, urgent questions arise in the prevention of violence and crime. For this reason, since 20 March 2020 the German Prevention Day (DPT) has been offering prominent specialist representatives the opportunity to talk about urgent prevention issues within the framework of the "DPT-Interjections". The audio recording of the expert talk with Prof. Dr. Rita Haverkamp, moderated by Erich Marks, can be retrieved here.

Impressions: Scientific Symposium on February 11, 2020

The Endowed Professorship of Crime Prevention and Risk Management organized the scientific symposium " On the Trails of Communal Crime Prevention in Germany" (Auf den Spuren der kommunalen Kriminalprävention in Deutschland) on February 11, 2020. Despite the storm "Sabine" about 50 representatives from science and practice attended the event. The Lord Mayor Boris Palmer as well as Prof. Dr. Jörg Kinzig, Head of the Institute of Criminology Tübingen, spoke words of welcome. The program covered a wide range of topics, from the beginnings and the establishment to the perspectives of municipal crime prevention for science and practice.

In the course of the event, practitioners and scientists from all over Germany exchanged information in lectures and discussions about the everyday life of municipal crime prevention as well as its future development.

The lectures of the symposium will soon be published as an anthology in the series "Tübinger Schriften und Materialien zur Kriminologie (TüKrim)" and will be accessible online.

Please find some impressions of the symposium here:


On November 12, 2019 the SiBa-Prävinarseries (SiBa-Prävinarreihe) in co-operation with the German Prevention Day (Deutschen Präventionstag DPT) started! The fourth and last online seminar took place on May 12, 2020. The topics of the four online seminars were

    Prävinar 1 (12.11.2019): Security situation and feeling of security (Sicherheitslage und Sicherheitsgefühl)
    Prävinar 2 (21.01.2020): Urban development and (in)security (Stadtentwicklung und (Un-)Sicherheit)
    Prävinar 3 (17.03.2020): Public space for all (Öffentlicher Raum für alle)
    Prävinar 4 (12.05.2020): Changing Crime Prevention in train station districts (Kriminalprävention in Bahnhofsvierteln im Wandel)

All online seminars were recorded and are still available here after the seminar.

Scientific Symposium on February 11, 2020

Prof. Dr. Rita Haverkamp organized a scientific symposium on February 11, 2020 in the Great Senate (New Assembly Hall) of the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. The event focused on questions about the origins, current directions and trends in communal crime prevention in Germany: How has it developed? How can it develop further? Where does it want to, can and should it go? Representatives from science and practice are:

On the Trails of Communal Crime Prevention in Germany:
Beginnings - Establishment - Perspectives in Science and Practice

(Auf den Spuren der kommunalen Kriminalprävention in Deutschland:
Anfänge – Etablierung – Perspektiven in Wissenschaft und Praxis)

For further information on the program and the presentations, please see the flyer.