Crime and the design of residential property – exploring the theoretical background ‐ Part 1

@inproceedings{Cozens2001CrimeAT,
  title={Crime and the design of residential property – exploring the theoretical background ‐ Part 1},
  author={Paul Cozens and David Nathan Hillier and Grant Prescott},
  year={2001}
}
This paper provides a critical review of “Defensible Space” (Newman, 1973) and traces the development of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in America and Canada, and Secured By Design (SBD) initiatives in the UK. It is argued that various aspects of the theory have avoided consideration and require further investigation and research. It is opined that “defensible space” is the theoretical foundation to both CPTED and SBD and it is posited that a thorough re‐examination of… CONTINUE READING

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