The Barrier Model

The barrier model is a comprehensive approach developed by CCV and ENAA to analyse various criminal activities and identify promising administrative barriers to prevent and disrupt them. Originally applied to crimes like human trafficking and drug trafficking, the barrier model examines the crime script and logistical processes used by criminals. It identifies facilitators and opportunities that enable crime, allowing for the identification of signals and barriers. The approach aids in strengthening public-private cooperation to improve effective detection, prevention, and disruption of criminal operations. The methodology, tailored for the study of vehicle crime, encompasses seven steps: Entry, Stay, Infrastructure, Crime, Storage, Transport and trade, and Profit, providing a standardised framework for data collection across six EU countries.