References to 5Is

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Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Gloucestershire (2013) Police and Crime Plan 2013-2017.

Uses various of the definitions of crime prevention, community safety etc from the 5Is book.

Anderson, J. and McAtamney, A. (2011) Considering local context when evaluating a closed circuit television system in public spaces. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 314. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Consultations and online discussion forum assessed through five key themes. structured around 5Is.

Anderson J. and Tresidder J. (2008) A review of the Western Australian community safety and crime prevention planning process: Final report. Canberra: AIC.

Describes attempt to apply 5Is in a pilot practice knowledge transfer framework in Western Australia.

Beccaria Programme on quality in crime prevention (2011).

Includes 5Is among ‘tools’.

Bullock, K. (2011) Responding to anti-social behaviour: Analysis, Interventions and the Transfer of Knowledge. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal 13:1-15.

Clancey, G. and Wilson, J. (2007) Induction Package for Crime Prevention Committees September 2007.   Sydney: CHD Partners.

Uses 5Is within this package.

Clancey, G. (2011). Crime Prevention – Implementation and Evaluation.

Online guidance material for practitioners, using 5Is.  Other material at

Clarke, R. and J. Eck (2003) Become a Problem Solving Crime Analyst in 55 Small Steps. London: Jill Dando Institute, University College London.

This principal exposition of the Problem-Oriented approach describes 5Is in the ’55 Steps’ version, and more briefly in the ’60 Steps’ version in various languages.

Cherney, A. (2006) Problem Solving for Crime PreventionTrends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 314. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Describes 5Is in some detail as alternative problem-solving framework to SARA.

Cherney, A. and Head, B. (2010) ‘Evidence Based Policy and Practice: Key challenges for improvement.’ Australian Journal of Social Issues, 45: 510-526.

Refers to 5Is as improvement on SARA.

ICPC (2010). International Report: Crime Prevention and Community Safety: Trends and Perspectives 2010. Montreal: International Center for the Prevention of Crime.

P197 gives prominent mention of 5Is.Also available in French and Spanish.

Love, T. (2009) Complicated and Complex Crime Prevention and the 2 Feedback Loop Law.

Distinguishes complicated from complex crime prevention and claims 5Is (among other approaches) cannot handle problems involving 2 feedback loops.

Nutley, S., I. Walter and H. Davies (2007) Using Evidence. How Research Can Inform Public Services. Bristol: The Policy Press.

Uses the 7Ks of crime knowledge which underly 5Is.

Office for Public Management (2009) Children’s Services Interventions: Evaluation. Research Report No DCSF-RR160. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Uses the 7Ks of crime knowledge which underlie 5Is.

Rowe, E., Akman, T., Smith, R. and Tomison, A. (2013).

Organised crime and public sector corruption: A crime scripts analysis of tactical displacement risks. Trends and Issues 444. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Examines organised crime and corruption using crime scripts approach and considers practicalities of prevention using 5Is.

Sagant, V. (2006) ‘Au défi d’évaluer la prévention’ (The challenge of evaluating prevention). Economie & Humanisme, décembre: 68-72.

Cites 5Is in connection with capturing the complexity of crime prevention action.

Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (2011) ‘Improving Problem-Oriented Policing: The need for a new model?’ Crime Prevention and Community Safety 13:79–101. doi:10.1057/cpcs.2010.21.

Reviews knowledge management frameworks for crime prevention (though in my opinion when it mentions limited take-up of 5Is relative to SARA it doesn’t take account of the vastly greater resources dedicated to latter).. Includes a quote on 5Is from a focus group of POP practitioners (p234) “Getting over the initial hurdle is difficult but worth the ‘frown time.’”

Sutton, A., Cherney, A. and White, R. (2008). Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.

Excellent textbook/introduction to crime prevention. 5Is described e.g. p28.

Swedish National Crime Prevention Council (2011). Samverkan i Lokalt Brottsförebyggande Arbete (Guidance for collaboration in local crime prevention work).

Draws on 5Is; ongoing.

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