This paper describes the latest stage of an ongoing attempt to update and upgrade the concepts and actions of the field of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and link them more closely to developments in architecture, design and crime science. The concept of territoriality, for example, is central to the practice domain of CPTED. Yet territoriality is only vaguely defined within that domain, as are the other core concepts such as activity support and target hardening; and all of them confusingly intersect and overlap. The paper attempts a remedy by developing a suite of definitions in depth, relating the core concepts to various frameworks and discourses developed for crime prevention and design against crime, and more generally exploring ways in which CPTED could become richer and more subtle. It will also consider the ‘dark side’ of the environment, covering offenders’ countermoves to prevention and their own counter-exploitation of space, buildings and what they contain. The ultimate intention is to produce a more rigorous, yet deeper and better-integrated conception of CPTED useful for practice, research and theory alike. The paper should be considered as work in progress, indicating what might be possible and stimulating debate rather than offering a definitive resolution of the issue. Further steps are suggested and constructive contributions from readers are invited.
|Type of Research:||Article|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
Published in special issue: New Thinking on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||access control, activity support, CPTED, crime prevention, defensible space, image and maintenance, surveillance, target-hardening, territoriality|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
Research Centres/Networks > Design Against Crime at the Innovation Centre (DAC)
|Digital Object Identifier:||10.1007/s10610-010-9132-9|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Alexandra Kohn|
|Deposited On:||28 Feb 2012 10:23|
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2014 17:12|