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NCJ Number: 228066 Find in a Library
Title: Toward a Gendered Second Generation CPTED for Preventing Woman Abuse in Rural Communities
Journal: Security Journal  Volume:22  Issue:3  Dated:July 2009  Pages:178-189
Author(s): Walter S. DeKeseredy; Joseph F. Donnermeyer; Martin D. Schwartz
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 12
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper discusses and proposes a framework for the development of a gendered Second Generation Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to improve the security of rural women.
Abstract: Second Generation Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is about developing and improving forms of defensible space through engaging in community level activities that create forms of locality-based discourses concerning norms, beliefs, and values about various security issues which can function to deter potential offenders. This paper focuses on rural communities and the idea that rural patriarchy, as a form of collective efficacy, may be diminished and even eliminated through appropriate activities that strengthen other forms of collective efficacy which enhance the security of rural women and deter abusive/violent behavior by rural men. The objective of this paper is to discuss how key principles of Second Generation CPTED can be applied to help design appropriate community-based prevention strategies for improving the security of women living in rural places from abuse by spouses and partners. Building from the conceptual framework of a gendered Second Generation CPTED, four interrelated strategies are considered in combating violence against women and improving their security, specifically, community culture, connectivity and pro-feminist masculinity, community threshold, and social cohesion. Notes and references
Main Term(s): Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) programs
Index Term(s): Abused women; Crime prevention measures; Domestic assault; Female victims; Rural area studies; Rural victims; Victimization; Violence prevention
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