4th March 2019 – The Science of Civic Crime Prevention

Chris MacKenzie will give a wide overview on crime reduction in society.


This is not a talk about security of premises or personal safety; it’s about the old and new theories of why people commit crime. Only when we understand the problem can we develop an effective solution.

Chris retired from the police service after 30 years, having specialised in crime reduction for nearly all of his service. He spent his last 10 years as the Force Crime Reduction Advisor, training and supporting Crime Prevention Officers and advising on force and national crime reduction initiatives and policies.

After what he describes as a ‘wasted youth’, Chris discovered adult education and in his thirties was awarded a Master of Science degree in the study of Security Management. A few years later he qualified as a teacher.

MagnifierHe has written several books on volume crime prevention (burglary, personal safety, business crime, etc).  In the 2006 New Year Honours he was appointed MBE for his services in preventing crime.


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