New Insights into Community Safety: An Application of the HASCADE Model

Published 11/06/2003
Type Article
Author(s) Jonathan Corcoran
Corresponding Authors Jonathan Corcoran, Geographical Information Systems Research Group, University of Glamorgan and, Bernadette Bowen Thomson, Safer Cardiff

Through an evaluation of current national approaches to community safety a nonprescriptive model is presented through which sustainable strategic decisions can be founded. The HASCADE model (Holistic Approach to Strategic Crime And Disorder Evaluation) focuses on mainstreaming community safety at the local level through providing an explanation of community dynamics. Central to HASCADE is the establishment and consolidation of inter and intra-agency collaborations coupled with mapping and statistical techniques. Relating to practical experience, this paper articulates the issues, methodology and future application of HASCADE model implementation