Solving Crime Problems in Residential Neighborhoods: Comprehensive Changes in Design, Management & Use

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DIANE Publishing, 1997 - Social Science - 116 pages
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Intended to inform law enforcement officials, urban planners & architects, multifamily housing managers, & public housing administrators about place-specific crime prevention -- the diverse array of coordinated environmental design, property mgmt., & security strategies that can be employed to reduce crime & fear of crime in urban & suburban neighborhoods. Practical lessons are presented from varied sites that blend physical design & mgmt. changes consistent with community & problem-oriented policing models. Includes a rev. of research lit.; guidelines & checklists; sources of info., training & technical advice.

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Page 71 - The basic premise of security design is that proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the incidence and fear of crime, and to an increase in the quality of life.
Page 78 - They have defined diffusion as: the spread of the beneficial influence of an intervention beyond the places which are directly targeted, the individuals who are the subject of control, the crimes which are the focus of intervention or the time periods in which an intervention is brought (Clarke and Weisburd, 1994:169).
Page 93 - US Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; tel.
Page 92 - Center for Community Change. 1000 Wisconsin Avenue. NW, Washington, DC 20007. (202) 333-5700; or the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, 1521 16th Street.
Page 79 - He chose to characterise housing projects as ' "defensible' only when residents choose to adopt this intended role - a choice that is facilitated by the development's design. Defensible space therefore is a 'sociophysical phenomenon
Page 92 - National Crime Prevention Council 1700 K Street NW, 2nd Floor Washington DC 20006...
Page 89 - Three-D concept is based on the three functions or dimensions of human space: 1. All human space has some designated purpose. 2. All human space has social, cultural, legal, or physical definitions that prescribe the desired and acceptable behaviors. 3. All human space is designed to support and control the desired behaviors.
Page 25 - Block Booster Project, New York: The Ford Foundation, 1987 City of Charlotte and the Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte The Impact of Citizen Involvement in Preventing Crime in Public Housing: A Report of the Fairview Homes Crime Prevention Program in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte: 1982. Figlio, Robert M. ; Simon Hakim; George F. Rengcrt, eds. Metropolitan Crime Patterns, New York: Willow Tree Press, 1986. Garofalo, James and Maureen McLeod. "Improving the Effectiveness and Utilization...
Page 79 - Newman def ineddefensible space as "a term used to describe a residential environment whose physical characteristics — building layout and site plan — function to allow inhabitants themselves to become the key agents in ensuring their own security.

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