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"What Is CPTED and How Can It Help Your Community?"

This article on the website of the Bureau of Justic Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center discusses Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), a multidisciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior by changing how places are laid out, and how they look and feel.

Written by Julia Ryan, the director of LISC's Community Safety Initiatives, the article explores the central idea behind CPTED: That you can change how people act in a place by altering its design.

The goal is to reduce crime and fear, and improve quality of life. The article highlights some concrete ways in which CPTED has been used to reduce crime in community "hot spots."

Read the article and get further information here.

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