Design against crime: extending the reach of crime prevention through environmental design

Davey, CL ORCID:, Wootton, AB, Cooper, R and Press, M 2005, 'Design against crime: extending the reach of crime prevention through environmental design' , Security Journal, 18 (2) , pp. 39-51.

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This paper reviews the contribution of the UK Design Against Crime (DAC) programme to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) thinking and practice. By focusing on design practice and drawing attention to the role of product, communication and environmental designers, DAC engages a wider group of design professionals in combating crime and fear of crime, harnessing their unique skills to develop creative and often subtle design-led solutions. DAC promotes a holistic, human-centred approach, where the aim is to incorporate crime prevention measures into the design concept without inconveniencing the user or creating the perception of a fortress society. In so doing, it extends the scope of CPTED approaches such as the UK's 'Secured by Design' scheme beyond the built environment.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Security Journal
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09551662
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2009 13:17
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:06

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