Spatialization of (in)security and crime

Contracting authority (client):

Own project

Project description:

Parallel to the other projects in this field of work, the question of the extent to which spatial features appear suitable at all for explaining or comprehending (in)security and crime in their spatial context is constantly being investigated. An essentialist concept of space seems fundamentally unsuitable to adequately explain the occurrence of insecurity or crime. It is based on the hypothesis that (in)security and crime are important characteristics for constructing and establishing "unsafe" and "criminal" spaces as social and communicative spatial semantics.

Project participants:

Manfred Rolfes, Katja Thiele

Project period

since 1998

Field of work:

(In-)security, risk and space