Fighting crime with design – the psychology and practicalities

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With careful planning and intuitive design it may be possible to alter human behaviour in order to create a more harmonious society. Professor Rachel Armitage, a leading UK expert on the subject, discusses the origins, theories and facts behind the concept of designing out crime


In a 2014 consultation of the Housing Standards Review, which was introduced in by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in 2013, the DCLG introduced the ‘Approved Document Q – Security Standard’, which sets, for the first time, mandatory security standards within Building Regulations. The document is currently awaiting a period of comment.

"These are at a high standard," Armitage assures, "and will be managed through Local Authority Development Control."

Period2 Feb 2015

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