4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Testing and validation
» Law enforcement
6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» Software, Data Processing
7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
» Social Sciences
The research group SVA (English: Institute for Urban Security & Policing Studies) focuses on two types of inquiries: (1) the evaluation of the federal and local security policy, structural and cultural changes inside the police and their approach and the reaction of new initiatives of security and forms of alternative conflict settlement, like the tackling of financial-economic crime (compliance), the tackling of the informal economy or the tackling of violent extremism / radicalization and (2) studies of criminal behaviour, violent youth group involvement, victimisation and citizens attitudes towards crime and criminal policy (with special attention for neighbourhood differences in urban areas), and finally measurement problems in survey research.