Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Gregory Allen


As a result of the 9/11 attacks, more and more security assessments being completed by organizations show that most properties are not designed appropriately. The process of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) starts with a threat and vulnerability analysis to determine the potential for attack and what needs to be protected. In many cases, protecting a building from physical attack by criminal behavior or terrorist activity only reflects a change in the level and types of threats. A CPTED analysis of a building or property evaluates crime rates and stability as well as core design shortcomings of the physical environment (e.g., blind hallways, uncontrolled ...

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