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LLIS Resource Guide -- Target Hardening: Prevention Through Environmental Design   [open pdf - 61KB]

"Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has become an increasingly popular strategy in deterring criminal activity in communities nationwide. Its principles can be applied by facility managers and law enforcement officials to reduce the risk of terrorism against buildings and to protect critical infrastructure. The central concept of CPTED is that simple, cost-effective changes to a particular physical environment can decrease a criminal's or a terrorist's willingness and ability to target that area. The CPTED approach differs from traditional target hardening in that it focuses on the larger issue of preventing criminal or terrorist acts rather than on mitigating the effects of those acts. Training programs for CPTED discuss the various ways that law enforcement and local officials can increase crime prevention (e.g. better lighting, standoff distances, clear use of signs, etc.) and how officials can tailor CPTED to the characteristics and needs of their particular jurisdiction."

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2004-04-19?
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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