1st Edition

Crime Prevention and the Built Environment

ISBN 9780415373258
Published April 24, 2007 by Routledge
298 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

With a comprehensive analysis, this book links theory, evidence and practical application to bridge gaps between planning, design and criminology. The authors investigate connections between crime prevention and development planning with an international approach, looking at initiatives in the field and incorporating an understanding of current responses to the growth of technology and terrorism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Part 1: The Theory  2. Classical Theories of Place-Based Crime Prevention  3. Emerging Concepts and Trends Affecting Place-Based Crime Prevention Theory and Practice  Part 2: The Practice  4. A Global Perspective on Integrating Crime Prevention into Planning Systems  5. Some UK Police Perspectives on the Process of Planning for Crime Prevention.  Crime Prevention and Urban Regeneration-Developing Practice in the UK  7. The Development of Place-Based Anti-Terrorism Strategies in the US  8. The Application of New Technologies to Place-Based Crime Prevention  Part 3: Conclusions  9. Conclusions

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Richard H. Schneider is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning. His research has included work on the design and implementation of technology for crime analysis, the evaluation of crime prevention strategies and the comparison of crime prevention programs at an international level.

Ted Kitchen is Professor Emeritus of Planning and Urban Regeneration at Sheffield Hallam University. Since working as a professional planner, his academic research has centred on planning and urban regeneration practice, focusing in particular on the relationship between planning and crime prevention.


"A truly international effort ... everyone involved in the development process should have a copy of the book in the library." - Building Engineer