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21st Century Security and CPTED
Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention

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ISBN 9781420068078
Published May 28, 2008 by Auerbach Publications
560 Pages - 446 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Once overlooked as a minor and ineffective tactic in the mitigation and prevention of terrorism and violent crime, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has undergone dramatic changes since the September 11 attacks. The most up-to-date reevaluation of CPTED since 2000, 21st Century Security and CPTED reflects updates and amendments to the rules for security in the built environment and presents the knowledge and practice of CPTED as applied to today’s world of threats, including street crime, workplace violence, and terrorism.

Edited by America’s premier architect, criminologist, and Certified Protection Professional, and boasting contributions from the world’s top CPTED practitioners, this book represents the first collection of CPTED information to be readily accessible to the architectural and law enforcement communities. Facilitating understanding across fields, it explains the architecture process to security directors and the security design process to architects.
Providing step-by-step guidelines for applying real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and CPTED, the book starts with the risk threat assessment and considers relevant factors and variables all the way through construction and post-occupancy evaluation. Highly relevant to critical infrastructure protection, the book demonstrates CPTED implementation in high-security environments, as well as public and private sector buildings, parks, ATMs, and schools. It addresses specialization in security system design and planning, crime prevention, blast mitigation, and chemical, biological, and nuclear threat protection.

A practical resource and guide for architects, security directors, law enforcement, Homeland Security professionals, and building and property managers, 21st Century Security and CPTED addresses how CPTED is applicable to critical infrastructure protection in the continuing effort for homeland security.

Table of Contents

Background and Theory
What, Me Worry?
Getting Started
The Challenge of Architecture in a Free Society
Introduction to Planning of a Building
The Interface Between Architects and Engineers, D. Fitzgerald and R. Atlas
Understanding CPTED: Theory, History, and Practice, S. Sorensen, J. Hayes, and R. Atlas
Second-Generation CPTED: The Rise and Fall of Opportunity Theory, G. Saville and G. Cleveland
Premises Liability: Design against Security Negligence Lawsuits
Offensible Space
Protecting The Built Environment
Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection: Risks and Protection, R. Atlas and T. DiGregorio
Problem Seeking Before Problem Solving: Gauging Your Asset Base, R. Grassie
Assessing Threats, R. Grassie
The ATRiM Model for Critical Infrastructure Protection, G. Saville
Protecting Buildings and Infrastructure with CPTED
Designing for Explosive Resistance, R. Atlas and T. DiGregorio
Codes and Standards of Care for Infrastructure Protection: Or, Complaining is Pretending
You Have a Choice!
Applications of CPTED in the Built Environment
Designing Safe Communities and Neighborhoods
Creating Safe and Secure Environments for Schools and Colleges, R. Atlas and R.H. Schneider
Designing Safe ATMs, M. Scott and R. Atlas
Landscape and Site Design
Designing Safe Green Spaces and Parks
Lighting Provides Choice
Security Lighting Part 2
Parking Lots and Garages
Designing Safe Gas Stations and Convenience Stores
Design Considerations for Office Buildings
Designing Against Workplace Violence
Graphics, Signage, and Wayfinding for Security
How Do You Know You Are Making A Difference?
Measuring Success, R. Atlas and G. Saville
Conducting a CPTED Survey, R. Atlas
Implementing CPTED, R. Atlas and G. Saville

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A major guide to CPTED takes up the cause of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. … Each chapter has plenty of references and web links. … Arguably most important is one of the end chapters, on ‘measuring success’. … As it’s a hefty book, if well-aimed, it could knock some sense into the heads of builders and contractors.
—Mark Rowe, Professional Security Magazine