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NCJ Number: 78106 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Reducing Vandalism by Design and Management
Corporate Author: Tyne and Wear Cty Council
United Kingdom
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Tyne and Wear Cty Council
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8BX, England
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Suggestions for designing, furnishing, and managing buildings so as to reduce vandalism are provided.
Abstract: This booklet suggests that an architect can help reduce vandalism by stimulating a sense of pride and responsibility among building users. This can be facilitated by (1) creating a design that is varied and interesting, (2) using good materials suited to their purpose, and (3) by involving users in the design where possible. Design should also make it easy for responsible users of the building to observe areas where vandalism is likely. Specific principles and patterns to avoid are suggested for the building's general form, the circulation of users, walls, glazing, doors, roofs and ceilings, floors, services, lighting, landscaping and boundaries, and fittings and furniture. In housing developments, management should provide for leisure activity options for all age groups and should involve tenants in the planning. Tenant associations should also be encouraged. Manufacturers and suppliers of various types of anti-vandal products in England are listed.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Crime specific countermeasures; England; Environmental quality; Space management; Specifications; Vandalism
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