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Twenty Most Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What is CPTED and how does it differ from traditional approaches to crime and loss control?

CPTED is a natural approach to crime and loss control. CPTED differs from traditional approaches by placing most of its emphasis on human activities and how they become exposed to crime and loss. Traditional approaches to crime control center on the offender, the offense, and the offender’s background. The objective has been to control crime by identifying and apprehending the offender. Moreover, most basic approaches to crime prevention focus on the offender by trying to deny access to a victim through physical barriers.

It has been argued that for the past 180 years, criminology has failed to deal ...

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