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Crime and the fear of crime are issues high in public concern and on political agendas in most developed countries. This book takes these issues and relates them to the contribution that urban planners and participative planning processes can make in response to these problems. Its focus is thus on the extent to which crime opportunities can be prevented or reduced through the design, planning and management of the built environment. The perspective of the book is transatlantic and comparative, not only because ideas and inspiration in this and many other fields increasingly move between countries but also because there is a great deal of relevant theoretical material and practice in both the USA and the UK which has not previously been pulled together in this systemic manner.
'Excellent…the scope is very impressive and the fact that a book about planning contains many references to criminology is particularly welcome to me. I've recommended it to as many people as possible.' - Steve Town, Architectural Liaison Officer, West Yorkshire Police
'This book provides the reader with an enlightening and informative comparative study of planning and crime prevention in the US and UK.' - Local Government Studies
Preface. Introduction. Part 1: Context and Key Ideas.. Part 2: Policy and Practice. Part 3: Comparisons and Key Issues. Bibliography.
Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [http://www.rtpi.org.uk/], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.