and Construction Technology is involved with continued research
into the relationship between crime and the physical environment.
The CSIR CPTED team bases its definition and understanding of
CPTED on a South African interpretation of international approaches
as well as research conducted in South Africa . It defines CPTED
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design aims
to reduce the causes of, and opportunities for, criminal events
and address the fear of crime by applying sound planning, design
and management principles to the built environment.
that the physical environment can either increase or reduce the
opportunities for crime is not new. Internationally, it has been
studied extensively over a number of decades. There is general
consensus that if the environment is planned, designed and managed
appropriately, certain types of crimes can be reduced. The principles
of CPTED are universal, but their application should be guided
by the local context.
CPTED team focuses on the relevance of CPTED within the South
African context and the implementation of CPTED in developing