Comment: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Before sharing my thoughts, firstly, I would like to thank Sydney for a very interesting and insightful article. I am particularly intrigued by the notion that CPTED currently deflects crime as opposed to preventing it, but for this comment, I am hoping to raise an alternative issue that may be a catalyst for further conversation…
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COMMENT ON “CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN”

Thanks for your post on ‘Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design’, Sydney – the aspect I found particularly thought provoking was the question you posed on whether the achievement of increased safety and protection is worth the potential discomfort that comes with constant surveillance. When doing some reading on gated communities in South Africa, I was…
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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or “CPTED”, is a globally recognized design practice of using physical psychology to deter potential for crime. The term originates from early works of city philosopher Jane Jacobs, architect Oscar Newman, and criminologist C.R Jeffreys (Queensland Government, 2017); suggesting strong correlation to city design and how users behave. But can…
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