Crime Prevention through Housing Design: Policy and Practice by Armitage Rachel

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A situation in which a motivated offender comes into contact with a suitable target, in the absence of a capable guardian, is likely to lead to the committal of a crime. Therefore, an intervention which removes/demotivates the offender, makes the target unsuitable or introduces a capable guardian is likely to prevent crime taking place. Theoretical Links between Design and Crime 19 Another perspective grouped with the new opportunity theories is rational choice theory. This perspective is influenced by economic thinking and assumes that offenders seek to maximise the benefits of offending and in doing so make rational choices or decisions based upon the information or cues available to them at the time of offending.

Twelve per cent consult on between 50 and 95 per cent and 86 per cent of forces consult on less than 50 per cent of developments at the pre-planning stage. This variation is likely to relate to the existence of formal procedures/agreements with the local planning authority. Where there exists a strict requirement to consult at the pre-planning stage (for example, GMP), there will be no possibility of a planning application being processed without proof of consultation with the ALO/CPDA. Otherwise the procedures will be more informal.

Process There has been very little systematic evaluation or analysis of the role of ALO/CPDA across England and Wales. At the time of writing, the author is aware of only one in-depth case study being conducted and this focuses on the delivery of GMP’s (somewhat exceptional) ALO service (see Monchuk, 2011). , 2009) to review the ALO/CPDA role nationally and to investigate the feasibility of setting up a National Crime Prevention Service which would co-ordinate the delivery of this role. The project involved two strands.

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