1st Edition

Design Against Crime A Human-Centred Approach to Designing for Safety and Security

    164 Pages
    by Routledge

    164 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Design Against Crime will aid the design profession to meet the challenges presented by the competing needs and complex systems around crime and security. It proposes that designers should use their creative talents to develop innovative solutions to security problems that contribute to the ongoing fight against crime. 

    The authors first explain the design against crime approach to security and security. They go on to provide practical advice on addressing crime and insecurity within the design process and offer practical examples of design being applied to security and safety. They also examine crime victimisation from a global perspective, highlighting the benefits worldwide of reducing opportunities for crime, including issues of national security, such as terrorism and natural disasters.  

    A design-led, human-centred approach provides a way forward that is both aspirational and practical. The book is aimed primarily at design professionals, educators and students interested in safety and security, from all design disciplines, including product design, architecture, service design and communication design. The book should also be read by crime prevention experts, planners, local authorities, managers of urban environments and policymakers.

    Part 1: Introducing Design Against Crime  Chapter 1. Introduction  Chapter 2. User as Victim: The dark side of design  Chapter 3. What is Design Against Crime?  Part 2: Addressing crime prevention within the design process  Chapter 4. Safety and security: The human perspective  Chapter 5. Integrating crime prevention within design development  Chapter 6. Concept generation & design: an offender-focused perspective  Part 3: Using design to address crime and security issues  Chapter 7. Crime prevention policy  Chapter 8. Crime prevention in European urban design and planning  Chapter 9. The scope of Design Against Crime delivery  Part 4: Applications and futures  Chapter 10. Crime victimisation: A global perspective  Chapter 11. The future


    Dr Caroline L. Davey and Andrew B. Wootton are founders and Co-Directors of the Design Against Crime Solution Centre at the University of Salford, UK.

    Caroline is a qualified Organisational Psychologist and Reader in Design, Innovation & Society in the School of Arts and Media.

    Andrew is an Industrial Designer and is Senior Research Fellow in Human-Centred Design in the School of Arts and Media.