ENCOURAGING CONFISCATION AMONG POLICE OFFICERS
EEN ONTWERP VOOR VEILIG GEDRAG
Over the past few years, measures for confiscating criminal property have earned considerable attention from policymakers. The number of confiscation procedures has risen dramatically, along with the amounts confiscated, due to more and better-trained investigators, an expansive judicial arsenal, and timely coordination between the parties involved in the chain. Despite this political and operational attention, the urgency of the issue, and success stories in the media, there is still considerable room for improvement.
The National Police Corps has therefore asked the Cross-media Communications in the Public Domain research group (PubLab) to begin a study on the development of an intervention to encourage police officers to confiscate criminal property.
Developing an intervention geared towards encouraging police officers to confiscate criminal property.
The study consists of three phases:
1 Discovery: inventorying and analysing the behavioural aspects of confiscation via interviews and desk research. This phase was completed in August 2016. First phase report
2 Design and realisation: recording the day-to-day practice of police agents and the possibilities for influencing their behaviour (field research). Designing, testing, and realisation of tools for use in the pilot intervention (co-creation). This phase was completed in September 2017. Final report phase 2
3 Implementation and evaluation: implementation of the pilot intervention and evaluation of the process and effects (quantitative research).
WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT?
In this study, PubLab cooperates with the service design bureau DIG and FINQ research. DIG is specialised in developing strategies and concepts in the field of behavioural change. In this project, they will help to apply and design concrete ideas and solutions following the analysis phase into prototypes for use in the pilot intervention. FINQ research has a wealth of experience with projects related to social issues.
Time period: May 2016 – present
Anita van Essen, Tim van der Eijl en Jonas Moons (PubLab)
Marieke Rietbergen (DIG)