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Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Armitage, Rachel (2016) Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. In: Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis. Crime Science Series . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 259-285. ISBN 978-1138891135

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This chapter is concerned with the extent to which the individual design features of
the built environment (such as a house, school, shopping mall or hospital), as well as
the natural environment surrounding those buildings, impact upon crime risk, and
subsequently, how these features can be altered to reduce that level of risk. This
approach is known as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).
CPTED draws upon opportunity theories that assert that those involved in, or
considering, criminality are influenced (to some extent) by their immediate

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 15:06
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:16


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