Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a practice-oriented approach to reduce the risk of offences such as burglary and fear of crime by modifying the built environment. In recent years, this approach has been criticised for duplicating terminology and for failing to integrate successfully with other approaches.

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design explores and extends the common ground between CPTED and situational crime prevention – another traditional approach in the field of crime prevention and security – via the latter’s evolution into the field of crime science. Drawing on international research to develop new interdisciplinary perspectives, this volume explores how situational crime prevention and environmental criminological theories relate to those of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and considers how crime science can be reformulated to merge different approaches, or at least articulate them better.

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design will appeal to students, applied academic researchers and practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and contribute in turn to the ongoing revitalisation of the field.

chapter 1|7 pages


ByPaul Ekblom, Rachel Armitage

chapter 2|15 pages

Moving home as a flight from crime

Residential mobility as a cause and consequence of crime and a challenge to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
ByMichelle Rogerson, Ken Pease OBE

chapter 6|22 pages

Simulating CPTED

Computational agent-based models of crime and environmental design
ByDaniel Birks, Joseph Clare

chapter 7|22 pages

Simulation of dependencies between armed response vehicles and CPTED measures in counter-terrorism resource allocation

ByHervé Borrion, Octavian Ciprian Bordeanu, Sonia Toubaline

chapter 8|31 pages

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in Malaysia

Development of a tool to measure CPTED implementation in residential settings
ByMassoomeh Hedayati Marzbali, Aldrin Abdullah, Mohammad Javad Maghsoodi Tilaki

chapter 9|15 pages

How to ruin CPTED

ByWard A. Adams, Eric S. McCord, Marcus Felson

chapter 10|17 pages

A decade developing the delivery of CPTED across Greater Manchester

ByLeanne Monchuk

chapter 11|30 pages

Less crime, more vibrancy, by design

ByMarcus Willcocks, Paul Ekblom, Adam Thorpe

chapter 12|9 pages


ByRachel Armitage, Paul Ekblom