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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3e 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, 376 Pages

Published: July 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-411635-1


  • 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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