Building safer communities – reducing crime through environmental planning and design

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Building safer communities – reducing crime through environmental planning and design – Resources

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CSIR Built Environment Unit - Sustainable Human Settlements

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Tinus Kruger

Publication date

27 Sep 2005

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Tinus Kruger

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28 Jan 2015

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The paper deals with the relationship between crime and the physical (built) environment and specifically the housing environment in poorer communities. It discusses the concept of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) with respect to its theoretical approach, its basic principles and its application within the South African context. The strengths and limitations of this approach are also addressed.

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