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NCJ Number: 136221 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention Through Housing Design
Editor(s): P Stollard
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 105
Publication Number: ISBN O-419-15370-5
Sale Source: E and F.N. Spon Ltd
11 New Fetter Lane
London EC4P 4EE,
United Kingdom
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book provides guidance for architects, planners, and housing managers in the design of housing to deter crime.
Abstract: The first chapter provides a perspective on housing and environmental design and its effect on crime. It notes that such design is only one element of a broader strategy for reducing residential crime and the fear of crime. The second chapter considers a number of approaches to the analysis of security risks and the principal theories of security design. Theories of security design encompass the facilitation of social control, enclose/access control, the presence of a security force, and defensible space. The chapter advises that although there is general agreement on the principles that are important in the security of dwellings, the proposed methods or design options for achieving these stated objectives vary. The next chapter presents key principles relevant to housing design that serve the interests of security. These principles pertain to surveillance, the neighborhood environment, public and private spaces, and potential hiding places. The remaining chapters suggest how to apply these principles. They provide suggestions for the assessment of the design of existing estates; for the design processes for sites, flats, and houses; and for the construction process. Chapter references and 192-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Architectural design
Index Term(s): Environmental design; Foreign crime prevention; Residential security
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