ERIC Number: ED467085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Safe Schools.
Incorporating the principles and practices of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) in the design and remodeling of schools can contribute to the safety of the school while reducing the target-hardening and fortressing effects of a bunker mentality. The basic CPTED premise is that through the effective use and design of the built environment, there can be a reduction in the opportunity and fear of crime and a resulting better quality of life. Architectural features, structural enhancements, and spatial definition can deter, detect, and delay potential violent offenders from entering school campuses and buildings. The paper offers details in key areas of safe school design that should include security layering and defensible space planning practices: site design, building design, interior spaces, and systems and equipment. It also contains a list of design and management tips for safer schools. (EV)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Crime Prevention, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, School Security, Space Utilization
For full text: http://www.cpted-security.com/cpted18.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A