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Urban Criminology


Urban Criminology is dedicated to connect:

Urban Sociology + Criminology


Here you will find up-to-date information about professional activities of

Günter Stummvoll:

  • News and CV
  • Research projects
  • Publications
  • Presentations at conferences
  • Teaching
  • Consulting
  • Academic Awards
  • Memberships

What keeps me busy these days ...

  1. In March 2017 I started a new job as a researcher in the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna. I am working on the EU-project "EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth in Criminal Justice Systems" funded by the 3rd Health Programme of the European Commission. https://www.eppic-project.eu/  www.euro.centre.org/
  2. I have prepared a project-proposal to request funding from the EU ERASMUS+ Programme "Strategic Partnerships in Vocational Education". Project-title: "Bildungskooperation: Soziale und Polizeiliche Präventionsarbeit" (Deadline 21. March 2018).
  3. Lecturer at the Department of Sociology (Vienna University): Seminars in "Deviance & Social Control", "Reading Classics in Sociology",  "Communities in Society", "Introduction to Sociology" and "Research Design for Bachelor-Theses".
  4. Together with Dr. Bruce Wearne (Australia) I work on the publication of the translation of and a commentary to Talcott Parsons' Dr.Phil Thesis (1927): "Der Kapitalismus bei Sombart und Max Weber"
  5. I write a book: "Sociology of Criminogenic Urban Places".
  6. Occasional teaching of seminars in "Criminology" (University for Applied Science FH Campus Vienna) and "Crime Prevention through Urban Planning and Design" (Danube University Krems).
  7. The EU-COST-Action TU1203 "Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning" has come to an end with a FINAL CONFERECE in Athens (24.-25. Nov. 2016) https://costtu1203.eu/cost-action-tu1203-final-conference-athens-greece/

“The first thing to understand is that the public peace of cities is not kept primarily by the police, necessary as police are. It is kept primarily by an intricate, almost unconscious, network of voluntary controls and standards among the people themselves, and enforced by the people themselves. … No amount of police can enforce civilization where the normal, casual enforcement of it has broken down (Jane Jacobs 1961)”.

“Proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to the reduction in the fear of crime and the incidence of crime, and to an improvement in the quality of life (C. Ray Jeffery 1972)”.