Securing the built environment : an analysis of crime prevention through environmental design

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Eric D. Crabtree, Daine A. en_US 2011-06-09T15:33:37Z 2011-06-09T15:33:37Z 2009 en_US 2009
dc.description.abstract Crime or even the perception of crime affects people everywhere directly and indirectly. Because a permanent solution in stopping crime has not been found, there should be a constant search for new ideas in controlling it. This study analyzes the theory of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The basic theory of CPTED is that manipulating the built environment in certain ways can lessen crime in almost any setting. In trying to gain a greater knowledge of the subject, several works were delved into, many of which are considered to be critical pieces to the CPTED field including Oscar Newman’s Defensible Space among others. Changing some aspects of the environment to control crime can prove to be a very time consuming and costly task. However, many things can be done effectively to lessen crime while also being very economical. Simply changing the placement of certain amenities such as landscaping or windows in an area or adding lighting to a poorly lit area is as little as it may take. Entire neighborhoods have seen crime rates drop thanks to CPTED while something as small as convenience store can benefit using proven techniques.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.description.tableofcontents Strategies for crime prevention -- Examples of CPTED strategies and applications -- Public and review process.
dc.format.extent 80 p. : digital, PDF file, ill., plans. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crime prevention. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crime prevention and architectural design.
dc.subject.lcsh City planning.
dc.title Securing the built environment : an analysis of crime prevention through environmental design en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.U.R.P.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.U.R.P.) en_US
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    Creative projects submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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