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Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Strengthening the Links with Crime Science, 1st Edition

Edited by Rachel Armitage, Paul Ekblom

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266 pages

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Description

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a practice-oriented approach to reduce the risk of offences such as burglary and fear of crime by modifying the built environment. In recent years, this approach has been criticised for duplicating terminology and for failing to integrate successfully with other approaches.

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design explores and extends the common ground between CPTED and situational crime prevention – another traditional approach in the field of crime prevention and security – via the latter’s evolution into the field of crime science. Drawing on international research to develop new interdisciplinary perspectives, this volume explores how situational crime prevention and environmental criminological theories relate to those of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and considers how crime science can be reformulated to merge different approaches, or at least articulate them better.

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design will appeal to students, applied academic researchers and practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and contribute in turn to the ongoing revitalisation of the field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Paul Ekblom and Rachel Armitage

2. Moving home as a flight from crime: residential mobility as a cause and consequence of crime and a challenge to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Michelle Rogerson and Ken Pease OBE

3. "Why my house?" – exploring the influence of residential housing design on burglar decision making

Rachel Armitage and Chris Joyce  

4. Using guardianship and Situational Crime Prevention (SCP) to strengthen Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Danielle M. Reynald and Mateja Mihinjac

5. Sharpening up CPTED – towards an ontology based on crime science and ecology

Paul Ekblom

6. Simulating CPTED: computational agent-based models of crime and environmental design

Daniel Birks and Joseph Clare

7. Simulation of dependencies between armed response vehicles and CPTED measures in counter-terrorism resource allocation

Hervé Borrion, Octavian Ciprian Bordeanu and Sonia Toubaline

8. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in Malaysia: development of a tool to measure CPTED implementation in residential settings

Massoomeh Hedayati Marzbali, Aldrin Abdullah and Mohammad Javad Maghsoodi Tilaki

9. How to ruin CPTED

Ward A. Adams, Eric S. McCord and Marcus Felson

10. A decade developing the delivery of CPTED across Greater Manchester

Leanne Monchuk

11. Less crime, more vibrancy, by design   

Marcus Willcocks, Paul Ekblom and Adam Thorpe

12. Conclusion

Rachel Armitage and Paul Ekblom

About the Editors

Rachel Armitage is Professor of Criminology within the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Paul Ekblom is Emeritus Professor of Design Against Crime at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK; and Visiting Professor at both UCL and the University of Huddersfield, UK.

About the Series

Crime Science Series

Crime science is a new way of thinking about and responding to the problem of crime in society. First, crime science is about crime. Instead of the usual focus in criminology on the characteristics of the criminal offender, crime science is concerned with the characteristics of the criminal event. Second, crime science is about science, advocating an evidence-based, problem-solving approach to crime control. Crime scientists actively engage with front-line criminal justice practitioners to reduce crime by making it more difficult for individuals to offend, and making it more likely that they will be detected if they do offend

The Crime Science series is utilitarian in its orientation and multidisciplinary in its foundations, drawing on disciplines from both the social and physical sciences, including criminology, sociology, psychology, geography, economics, architecture, industrial design, epidemiology, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and biology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology