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A model performance framework for community based crime prevention

Technical and Background Paper no. 40

Anthony Morgan, Peter Homel
ISBN 978 1 921532 67 2 ISSN 1836-2052
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, February 2011


This paper examines a series of performance measurement frameworks to assist crime prevention organisations, communities, and local governments measure, in a systematic way, the implementation of crime prevention programs. The framework will help identify problems that may impact on the programs’ effectiveness. The framework was developed in conjunction with the Western Australian Office of Crime Prevention and uses International and Australian standards of performance measurement . It reveals a number of principles in effective performance measurement such as consultative management, practical resources and technical support for communities.