28th April 2000

 

DESIGNING OUT CRIME - AGREEMENT SIGNED

 

Officials from the Home Office and Humberside Police met at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on Wednesday (26th April) to sign an agreement to collaborate on preventing crime by improving building design.

 

The agreement builds on several years of collaboration between the Hull School of Architecture and Humberside Police to improve crime reduction.

 

Many crimes occur because of poor building design and the School of Architecture has held a series of ‘Designing Out Crime’ events over the past few months in conjunction with Humberside Police to raise awareness in the city.

 

Martin Milburn from the Home Office Crime Reduction College in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, and Prof Roger King, Vice Chancellor at ULH, added their signatures to the agreement which officially marks the college’s collaboration on the scheme with the university and Humberside Police.

 

Home Office College students will now be able to access the university’s awards and vice versa.

 

“The agreement will bring together the institutions’ individual expertise and resources in the achievement of the objective of reducing crime through education and research,” said Architecture lecturer George Clark.

 

The Home Office delivers courses for police forces across the country but cannot directly offer courses to anyone but police personnel. These courses have now been accredited by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and the agreement includes provision for university staff to deliver programmes at police training centres.

 

With the assistance of the Home Office College, the university will provide:

·      Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Crime Reduction

·      Degree in Crime Reduction

·      Short courses

 

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  Sam Hendley, Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886042