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NCJ Number: 157232 Find in a Library
Title: Defensible Design in Residential Urban Architecture
Author(s): E Ishteeaque
Corporate Author: Arab Security Studies and Training Ctr
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 92
Sponsoring Agency: Arab Security Studies and Training Ctr
Riyad, Saudi Arab
Sale Source: Arab Security Studies and Training Ctr
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Saudi Arabia
Annotation: Focusing on the concept of defensible space, this volume explains and gives examples of architectural design and neighborhood planning to improve residential security in urban areas.
Abstract: The analysis also broadly examines how environments affect behavior. It uses information from a study of the forms of residential areas in the Arab region and how they contribute to victimization. The discussion notes that historically, security has been a low priority for architects, who tend to focus on aesthetics, construction costs, and new technologies. Individual sections define crime in Islamic law, describe Arab housing patterns, and present the concept of defensible space. They also apply this concept to the design of single-family and multifamily housing and explain security aspects of doors, locks, and other housing components. The use of security codes to provide minimum standards for locks, doors, windows, and other potential points of illegal entry is explained. Illustrations, tables, and 12 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Criminology; Defensible space; Environmental quality; Human factors engineering; Situational crime prevention
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