La prevención del delito mediante el diseño ambiental

Translated title of the contribution: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Rachel Armitage, Tim Pascoe

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Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a method of reducing crime through the design and manipulation of the built environment. Based upon the New Opportunity Theories of crime, CPTED focuses upon blocking opportunities for criminal behaviour through subtle techniques to maximise informal surveillance, territoriality and guardianship, to minimise through movement and to set standards of physical security that are proportionate to crime risk. This chapter will discuss the principles of CPTED and the theories from which it evolved, before exploring how CPTED is applied internationally in terms of policy, guidance and practice. Examples include Chile, Mexico, and Brazil, as well as countries with more established processes of implementing CPTED within the planning process (England and Wales, Netherlands and Australia). Evidence regarding effectiveness will be presented and consideration will be given to the extent to which principles, practice and procedure can be transferred to different countries and cultures.
Translated title of the contributionCrime Prevention through Environmental Design
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationManual de Prevención del Delito y Seguridad Ciudadana
EditorsMariano Tenca, Emiliano Méndez Ortiz
PublisherEdiciones Didot
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9789873620386
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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