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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

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For centuries researchers and have studied the relationship between the environment and human behaviour. Accordant with such pursuits, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is an environmental criminology theory grounded in the proposition that through the appropriate design and application of the built and surrounding environment both crime and the fear of crime can be reduced. The premise expresses that although different crimes are influenced or affected in different ways by the environment in which they occur, almost every type of “street crime”, crimes against persons or property, are influenced in some way by the physical design, layout, or by situational factors such as the presence of a victim or target, the lack of guardianship, and the lack of surveillance opportunities. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) has its theoretical basis in the Rational Choice paradigm based within a human/environment interaction model. Task: You are to review the literature and drawing on an evidence based approach, discuss the benefits and limitations of CPTED as an effective crime prevention strategy in contemporary society.

Special Instructions: Warning-this assignment will require a written argument based on an analysis of your reviewed literature. Word Limit: 1950 Words.

To successfully complete this assignment students must demonstrate a high level of research where a minimum of 22 references are utilized to establish an informed argument. Of these references as least half must stem from academic texts!

Prevention Through Environmental Design

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