ERIC Number: ED467251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Surrounded by Safety: A Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Handbook for Youth. YWCA Handbook.
Carter, Sherry Plaster
This handbook introduces students to essential elements of preventing crime at school by making sure the design, use, and upkeep of the facility do not provide opportunities for criminal behavior--crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). It discusses how to identify problem areas and the steps to take to make sure these problems are corrected. The handbook provides: (1) instructions for conducting a physical assessment of the school; and (2) guidance for delivering the results to administrators, faculty, and parents. The focus is on commonly used strategies that fall within the realm of student influence. Ideas are given for improvement activities and projects that can be undertaken by students, given the proper authority and guidance. Following an introduction, the handbook's sections discuss CPTED, natural surveillance, access management, territorial reinforcement, physical maintenance, and order maintenance, and discuss resources for proceeding with projects. (EV)
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Delinquency, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Environment, School Maintenance, School Security, Schools, Student Role, Vandalism, Violence
Youth Crime Watch of America, 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 100, Miami, FL 33156. Tel: 305-670-2409; Web site: http://www.ycwa.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Youth Crime Watch of America, Miami, FL.
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