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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Second Edition is a vital book for anyone involved in architectural design, space management, and urban planning. The concepts presented in this book explain the link between design and human behavior. Understanding this link can enable a planner to use natural environmental factors to minimize loss and crime and to maximize productivity.This practical guide addresses several environmental settings, including major event facilities, small retail establishments, downtown streets, residential areas, and playgrounds. A one-stop resource with explanations of criminal behavior and the historical aspects of design, it teaches both the novice and the expert in crime prevention how to use the environment to affect human behavior in a positive manner.

Hardbound, 360 Pages

Published: March 2000

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7198-9


  • Up-to-date examples of design solutions for crime prevention take center stage in this book. Particularly important are chapters in which poor CPTED designs are contrasted with effective ones, with clear sketches elucidating the informative text. This book has wide application beyond security professionals. Other stakeholders in the build environment -architects, engineers, designers, and end users - will also find this update primer invaluable. - Security Management


  • Introduction to CPTED; Crime and Loss Prevention; CPTED Concepts and Strategies; Historical Precedents of CPTED; Behavior Precedents of CPTED; Using the Environment to Affect Behavior; Aesthetics; Environmental Cues; and Territorial Behavior; Examples of CPTED Strategies and Applications; Appendices; Glossary; Index


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