Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) should be an integral part of your facility planning.
To apply the principles of CPTED, identify which aspects of the physical environment could affect people’s behaviour and then use that knowledge to design an environment which minimises crime.
Always base your security measures on your organisation’s risk assessment, as CPTED alone might not meet all your security needs.
More information on CPTED:
Many publications deal with CPTED in the domains of private housing and public areas, but the principles apply equally to government organisations.
- National Guidelines for Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, Ministry of Justice, 2005
- Designing out Crime: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Australian Institute of Criminology
- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (3rd edition, 2013) by Timothy Crowe M.S. Criminology - Florida State University, revised by Lawrence Fennelly.
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