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NCJ Number: 62938 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MANAGEABLE SPACE - PROPOSALS FOR CRIME PREVENTION IN SUBSIDIZED HOUSING
Author(s): D J PERLGUT
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER ADVOCATES MANAGEABLE SPACE, WITH COORDINATED SECURITY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES, AND PHYSICAL DESIGN WHICH WORK TOGETHER TO PREVENT CRIME.
Abstract: THIS PAPER INTRODUCES THE CONCEPT OF 'MANAGEABLE SPACE' WHICH EMPHASIZES COORDINATED SECURITY PLANNING FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS. TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGIES ARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND POLICIES WHICH ASSUME THAT RESIDENTS CAN ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY AND PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT, AND PHYSICAL DESIGN AND LAYOUT WHICH CAN BE 'MANAGED' BY RESIDENTS. THIS IS BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT THE BEST SECURITY COMES FROM RESIDENTS THEMSELVES. THE CAUSES OF CRIME IN SUBSIDIZED HOUSING ARE EXAMINED AND INCLUDE NOT ONLY POOR DESIGN BUT ALSO LACK OF SUPPORT SERVICES, CHANGING HOUSING MARKETS, AND GENERAL SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AREA. THE RESIDENTS THEMSELVES ARE OFTEN THE SOURCE OF CRIME IN THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. KINDS OF CRIME, VANDALISM, MUGGINGS, AND BURGLARIES ARE DISCUSSED IN AN ANALYSIS OF CRIME LOCATIONS, AND SPECIFIC STRATEGIES OF CRIME PREVENTION ARE DISCUSSED FOR HOUSING WITH LOW SECURITY BUDGETS. THESE INCLUDE GENERAL POLICY, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, POLICING AND MECHANICAL PREVENTION, PHYSICAL DESIGN AND LAYOUT, HARDWARE, MANAGEMENT POLICIES, AND TENENT ORGANIZATION AND EDUCATION. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT INVOLVED IN HOUSING PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION, FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT HUD, AND FOR HOUSING MANAGERS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. APPENDIXES LIST SECURITY-RELATED FEDERAL PROGRAMS, SECURITY DESIGN GUIDELINES, AND HARDWARE CONSIDERATIONS. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Cause removal crime prevention; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Environmental design; Multifamily housing; Physical crime prevention; Urban planning
Note: PAPER PRESENTED AT THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON VICTIMOLOGY, MUENSTER, WESTPHALIA, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, SEPTEMBER 2-8, 1979
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