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Running head: CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONEMNTAL DESIGNCrime Prevention through Environmental DesignName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
1CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONEMNTAL DESIGNDescriptionThe Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a term in the field ofcriminology. The term Crime Prevention through Environmental Design focuses on effectivetactical design for the built environment which reduces the fear of crime among the criminals(Cozens & van der Linde, 2015). There are seven concepts which Crime Prevention throughEnvironmental Design focuses on and they are as follows.The seven concepts are surveillance, territoriality, image management, access control,activity support, geographical juxtaposition and target hardening (Cozens & van der Linde,2015). The surveillance is defined as effective design to enhance visibility for tracking ofoffenders such as closed circuit television (CCTV). The territoriality focuses on designing spaceswhich will provide a concern among residents and neighbours to act as guardian during anyattack such as calling police. The image management refers to creating an environment which iscared and supervised to deter criminals such as removal of wall graffiti from everywhere in thesociety. The access control is described as controlling of public and private places such asspecific site or buildings from outsiders or suspicious people. The activity support is aboutintroducing and creating safe and legitimate activities such as local events in the areas which areconsidered unsafe. The geographical juxtaposition is defined as the influence that neighbouringland uses and actions may have on the societal safety and security (Fisher, Clancey &Rutherford, 2016). The examples of geographical juxtaposition are prison, bottle shops and pubs.The target hardening is about strengthening the criminal activity to limit the opportunities forcriminals at the scale of the residential and commercial buildings.The above paragraph shows that implementation of Crime Prevention throughEnvironmental Design is necessary for the complete protection of a society. The implementation
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