Conference on Costs of Crime, Helsinki, 2004
The costs of crime and of crime prevention policies are only starting to be evaluated and measured. Even though this parameter is of the utmost importance in developing a public policy, methodology is insufficiently developed. For better allocation and use of funds, for more convincing arguments, for a more thorough evaluation of programs, it is urgent to strengthen our capacities to measure the costs of crime as well as the costs of its prevention.
To launch this ambitious reflexion, the Finnish National Council for Crime Prevention organised a seminar, in co-operation with the Swedish Council for Crime Prevention (BRÅ), the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and the European Forum for Urban Safety, that took place in Helsinki, Finland on April 1st and 2nd 2004.
About fifty experts were gathered, among them representatives from national Ministries and international institutions.
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