The project will successfully deliver its objectives by undertaking a thorough research and design process. By focusing more on who the project helps and why—i.e. the users—CCI will deliver a more human-centred design focusing on the impact on people. By understanding the constraints and requirements, resulting solutions will be tailored to the needs of users and key stakeholders.
Working from the ‘bottom-up,’ research will be undertaken to understand the requirements of LEAs and security policy makers involved in addressing high impact crime and the problems surrounding it. Following the research, the project will analyse findings, generate insight and define solutions.
The CCI Consortium of Partners will create prototypes and test the toolkits that have come about as a result of the design development process. Once they have been tested, the toolkits will be refined and demonstrated in an operational setting.
LEAs in Europe need to work towards a more strategic, proactive crime prevention approach and not simply rely on reactive crime reduction projects to tackle problems after they emerge. The design of the project and the toolkits will help deliver a more proactive model.