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Title: Core Curriculum in Preventing and Reducing School Violence and Vandalism, Course 6 - Environment - Participant Guide and Reference Notebook
Author(s): I Kohn
Corporate Author: Ctr for Human Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Human Services
Chevy Chase, MD 20015
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-JS-AX-0019
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As part of a series of seven courses on prevention of violence and vandalism in schools, this three part course examines low-cost approaches to crime prevention through environmental design.
Abstract: The course's main idea is that indoor and outdoor spaces can be designed so that they are less vulnerable to vandalism, do not provide opportunities for crime, and do not support fear of crime. In the introductory session, a slide show presentation demonstrates the relationships among physical design characteristics, school security, and a positive school climate. Strategies to improve the design of existing schools are discussed. A process for school design assessment is presented in the second unit, in which small groups work on a design problem using a detailed design accountability checklist. The final seminar provides an advanced treatment of rationales and approaches for changing physical design, particularly modifications that can be implemented by school people themselves. Basic design concepts and strategies are outlined, along with environmental and behavioral principles which affect a design. Slides and other materials provide examples of specific problems and solutions. An agenda with time limits, worksheets, background information, and references accompany each unit. Audiovisual materials are suggested. For other courses, see NCJ 69749-53 and NCJ 69755. For the Trainer's Guides, see NCJ 69756-62. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Caucasian/White Americans; Course materials; Crime in schools; Environmental design; Instructional aids; School security
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