Designing in crime prevention, designing out ambiguity: Practice issues with the CPTED knowledge framework available to professionals in the field and its potentially ambiguous nature

Johnson, Derek, Gibson, Victoria and McCabe, Megan (2014) Designing in crime prevention, designing out ambiguity: Practice issues with the CPTED knowledge framework available to professionals in the field and its potentially ambiguous nature. Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 16 (3). pp. 147-168. ISSN 1460-3780

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/cpcs.2014.3

Abstract

Crime prevention in the design of an urban setting displays unambiguous links with behavioural geography, the urban setting and development of sustainable communities, being a strategy that has been extant for over 40 years. This article examines how such strategies have been able to develop (or not) within the design of our environments and undertakes ground breaking analysis of academic input jointly with the response of professional practice. Systematic literature analysis and questionnaire responses from professionals in the field extracted a sizeable and diverse number of conflicting terms used to label Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts in both academia and professional practice policies. Realising damaging transferability issues and extreme diversity in the understanding and use of CPTED frameworks between research and practice, this research exposes the risk to the sustainability and integrity of the crime prevention response by design to the human use of space. Frameworks from academic literature and professional policies were analysed evidencing the lack of a universally accepted framework and terminology set throughout.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crime Prevention, CPTED, Framework, Planning, Sustainability
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Derek Johnson
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 13:50
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 08:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16551

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