Public Safety and Law

Safety is an important item on the political and social agenda. Threats to public safety call for a response from parties within the safety chain. This response is subject to law and regulations. This research group focuses on the possibilities and limitations of the law and its players within the safety chain from a legal and criminological perspective.

Its research programme centres on 2 themes:

  • integrity and misbehaviour in organisations, e.g. corruption, fraud, theft, embezzlement, conflict of interest, intimidation and discrimination
  • general criminology with a focus on safety in the community. This means finding the cause of deviant behaviour and looking for practical solutions to address and prevent this behaviour, such as the manipulation of the environment to prevent crime. This strategy is known as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED.

Contact us

Public Safety and Law Research Group
PO Box 90116
4800 RA Breda
The Netherlands

Ms. Lisette Klaassen
+31 88 - 525 64 49
e.klaassen-smedema@avans.nl