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NCJ Number: 157308 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Community Policing
Series: NIJ Research in Action
Author(s): D Fleissner; F Heinzelmann
Corporate Author: American Institute of Architects
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-KO22
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) and community policing can be viewed as part of a comprehensive crime prevention strategy.
Abstract: CPTED and community policing emphasize a problemsolving approach to crime prevention and close cooperation between police and residents in reducing both crime and fear of crime. Because CPTED emphasizes the systematic analysis of crime in a particular location, it directly supports community policing by providing crime prevention strategies tailored to solve specific problems. Police involvement within neighborhoods can include both foot patrol and working with community groups to strengthen citizens' sense of security and solve neighborhood problems that contribute to crime and fear of crime. Residents can work together to improve neighborhood appearance and deter criminals, and government can use building codes and inspection power to increase environmental security and discourage drug use and other criminal activities. 11 notes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Community policing; Environmental design; NIJ grant-related documents
Note: National Institute of Justice Research in Action, August 1996.
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