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Title: CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN - TECHNICAL GUIDELINE 6 - DECISION AIDS AND CPTED (CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN) EVALUATIVE CRITERIA, JUNE 1978
Author(s): M I LIECHENSTEIN
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 142
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Arlington, VA 22202
Contract Number: J-LEAA-022-74
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO THE SELECTION OF CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGIES ARE PRESENTED IN A MANUAL DIRECTED BOTH TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH SPECIALISTS AND TO NONTECHNICAL READERS.
Abstract: THE GUIDELINES ADDRESS THE DECISIONMAKER'S PROBLEM OF IDENTIFYING FROM AN ARRAY OF CPTED PROGRAM ALTERNATIVES THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESIGN FOR IMPLEMENTATION. AN INTRODUCTORY SECTION DISCUSSES THE PHILOSOPHY UNDERLYING THE GUIDELINES, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX URBAN PROBLEMS. FOLLOWING AN OVERVIEW OF THE SYSTEMS APPROACH, GUIDELINES FOR ELICITING PROGRAM GOALS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA ARE PRESENTED. THE GUIDELINES, WHICH MAY BE USED IN STRUCTURING OBJECTIVES AND DEVELOPING PROGRAM PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN A CPTED CONTEXT, ARE ACCOMPANIED BY AN OVERVIEW OF THE BASIC NATURE OF SECURITY SYSTEMS. THE HEART OF THE MANUAL IS A PRESENTATION OF NINE DECISIONMAKING TECHNIQUES, WHICH ARE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL AND ILLUSTRATED IN HYPOTHETICAL APPLICATIONS. A DIMENSIONALLY BASED TYPOLOGY OF DECISION TECHNIQUES IS ALSO PRESENTED. THE MANUAL CLOSES WITH A CASE STUDY IN WHICH ONE OF THE UNIDIMENSIONAL DECISION TECHNIQUES--A LINEAR PERFORMANCE INDEX--IS USED TO DECIDE WHICH OF 15 PROGRAM ALTERNATIVES, JUDGED WITH RESPECT TO 8 PERFORMANCE MEASURES ON 2 TYPES OF CRIME, SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO IMPROVE SECURITY IN NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING. A MATHEMATICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE DECISION TECHNIQUES AND AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE APPENDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LKM)
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Environmental design; Physical crime prevention; Program planning; Systems analysis
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