Support for anti-crime alliance grows

The Government’s recently launched anti-crime Design and Technology Alliance has announced that four more design industry figures are to join its two founder members Sebastian Conran and John Sorrell.

These include Jeremy Myerson, Professor of design studies at the Royal College of Art; Professor Gloria Laycock, director of University College London Centre for Security and Crime Science; Lorraine Gamman, director of Design against Crime Research Centre at Central St Martins School of Art and Design; and David Kester, chief executive of the Design Council.

Set up on 19 July, the alliance of design experts will work with the Home Office to raise the profile of how design can tackle crime.

More experts from the product and manufacturing, built environment and service design sectors are expected to join the alliance before its first meeting in September.

The alliance will meet formally each quarter while providing advice to the Government required.

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