Citizens in security

Citizens in security

Taking stock of citizen participation in social safety (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

This report deals with the question what forms of citizen participation in the domain of social (or community) safety can currently be observed in The Netherlands, in particular those related to the police; which problems and issues can occur with these initiatives and how government, society and citizens themselves can benefit from them. A state-of-the-art has been carried out of available reports and articles as well as of empirical, local practices. In order to map these local examples a deskresearch has been conducted with the use of free datasources that were available in the internet. Also, a short survey was conducted among (almost) all Dutch municipalities and community police accountmanagers. The result was a longlist of local practices. Interviews have been carried out with representatives of these practices.

Publication data

Author(s):
Land, M. van der, Stokkom, B. van, Boutellier, H.
Organization(s):
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences
Year of publication:
2014

Order information

Address:
Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit Sociale wetenschappen
Contact:
Jan Kleinnijenhuis
Phone:
020-5986854
E-mailaddress:
j.kleinnijenhuis@vu.nl