Is it just a guessing game? The application of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) to predict burglary.

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Monchuk, Leanne, Pease, Ken and Armitage, Rachel 2018. Is it just a guessing game? The application of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) to predict burglary. Planning Practice & Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2018.1510276
AuthorsMonchuk, Leanne, Pease, Ken and Armitage, Rachel
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Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) aims to reduce crime through the design of the built environment. Designing out crime officers (DOCOs) are responsible for the delivery of CPTED by assessing planning applications, identifying criminogenic design features and offering remedial advice. Twenty-eight experienced DOCOs from across England and Wales assessed the site plan for one residential development (which had been built a decade earlier) and identified crime risk locations. Predictions of likely locations were compared with 4 years’ police recorded crime data. DOCOs are, to varying extents, able to identify locations which experienced higher levels of crime and disorder. However, they varied widely in the number of locations in which they anticipated burglary would occur.

KeywordsCrime prevention; Built environment; Burglary; Design; Police; Housing
Year2018
JournalPlanning Practice & Research
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN02697459
13600583
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2018.1510276
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622959
hdl:10545/622959
Publication dates27 Aug 2018
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ContributorsUniversity of Huddersfield, University College London, Applied Criminology & Policing Centre, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, London, UK and Applied Criminology & Policing Centre, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
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