Crime and the Physical Environment in South Africa: Contextualizing International Experiences

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Crime and the Physical Environment in South Africa: Contextualizing International Experiences – Resources

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Tinus Kruger and Karina Landman

Publication date

01 Apr 2008

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Tinus Kruger

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28 Jan 2015

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This paper highlights a number of responses, particularly those that recognize the physical (built) environment as a factor that could enhance or reduce opportunities for crime. It commences with a brief discussion of some of the distinctive features of the South African context and a number of key challenges impacting on crime and crime reduction initiatives in the country. The next section deals with some typical responses to the crime problems in South Africa, followed by a description of an approach to crime prevention through environmental design developed in response to the local context and challenges