Faculty Advisor

Jamison, Wesley V.


This project, prepared for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in conjunction with Technische Universitat-Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany), will examine the crime in Frankfurt's train stations and passengers' fear of it, and propose solutions to reduce them. Working from observations, interviews, ethnography, and surveys, we will determine why the crime is occurring at these stations and what crime prevention practices the City of Frankfurt is using to reduce these crimes. We will propose solutions based on 1) The Broken Windows Theory, 2) Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and 3) crime prevention through increased enforcement.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs