ABSTRACT

Expanding Role of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in Premises Liability   [open pdf - 54KB]

"Victims of crime are seeking compensation from owners and managers of the properties on which crime takes place with increasing frequency. These cases, commonly known as premises liability cases, are based on allegations made by the victim that the property owner failed to provide adequate security and thereby contributed to the occurrence of the crime. Claims of inadequate security include systemic, organizational, human, and environmental design flaws. It is further alleged in these cases that the crime that occurred was foreseeable and that the defendant had a legal duty to provide adequate security. This Research in Brief discusses the connection between premises liability and CPTED by first explaining the historical evolution of the legal basis for premises liability and then offering illustrations of how CPTED has become a factor in court cases."

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1996-04
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Public Domain
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.org
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application/pdf
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Research in Brief (April 1996)
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