Crime Prevention and the Built Environment

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With a comprehensive analysis, this book links theory, evidence and practical application to bridge gaps between planning, design and criminology. The authors investigate connections between crime prevention and development planning with an international approach, looking at initiatives in the field and incorporating an understanding of current responses to the growth of technology and terrorism.
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Richard H. Schneider is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning. His research has included work on the design and implementation of technology for crime analysis, the evaluation of crime prevention strategies and the comparison of crime prevention programs at an international level.

Ted Kitchen is Professor Emeritus of Planning and Urban Regeneration at Sheffield Hallam University. Since working as a professional planner, his academic research has centred on planning and urban regeneration practice, focusing in particular on the relationship between planning and crime prevention.

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Routledge
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Published on
Mar 15, 2007
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Pages
274
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ISBN
9781134191130
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
Architecture / Study & Teaching
Social Science / Penology
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