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NCJ Number: 35490 Find in a Library
Title: TOWARD THE SAFE SOCIETY - POLICE AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
Journal: JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(SPRING 1976)  Pages:1-7
Author(s): J MONAHAN; R CATALANO
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE GROWTH OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING PROCESS MOVEMENT IS OUTLINED, AND ROLES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS ARE SUGGESTED WHICH COULD IMPROVE POLICE SERVICES AND ENCOURAGE DESIGN OF 'CRIME-RESISTANT' ENVIRONMENTS.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS OF THIS PAPER OUTLINE ONE APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION WHICH HAS RECENTLY BECOME AVAILABLE PARTICIPATION BY POLICE AGENCIES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING PROCESS. TWO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DEVICES, THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS AND THE GENERAL PLAN, ARE DESCRIBED AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR POLICE AGENCY INVOLVEMENT ARE DETAILED. THE CONTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IS SEEN AS RESIDING IN TWO AREAS: PREDICING THE EFFECTS OF A PROJECT ON THE DEMAND FOR POLICE SERVICES, AND SUGGESTING WAYS IN WHICH A PROJECT MAY BE DESIGNED WITH A VIEW TO THE PREVENTION OF CRIME. IN THE LATTER CONTEXT, THE LITERATURE IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY IS REVIEWED FOR FINDINGS RELEVANT TO THE CREATION OF A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Environmental design; Human factors engineering; Police responsibilities
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