CPTED for Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Designing Safe Facilities Presents the observations of Judy Marks, Kenneth Trump, Larry Borland, and Tod Schneider regarding school security, with particular regard to heightened concerns since the 1999 Columbine and 2007... 08/31/2011
Designing Safe Schools. Incorporating the principles and practices of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) in the design and remodeling of schools can contribute to the safety of the school while reducing... 12/31/2001
Designing Safer Communities: A Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Handbook . Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) involves police officers, residents, local planners, and members of other local agencies in designing a physical environment that reduces the... 12/31/1996
Designing Safer Schools Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is being used in schools and communities to improve the management of human space. Outlines CPTED concepts and strategies to implement crime... 09/30/1990
Designing Safer Schools: Environmental Design Makes the Grade. Reviews elements of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for schools, detailing considerations for site, building, and interior design, as well as security systems and equipment... 01/31/2008
Designing Schools for Security A vital component to a District's overall security program is the approach to site and building design of the physical environment on school campuses. The physical layout of buildings and the... 12/31/2000
Detecting Crime. Describes how electronic alarm systems can enhance school security by offering constant protection. Discusses the two types of electronic security systems available–hardwire and wireless–the best... 11/30/1996
Does It Look Safe to You? Addresses key concepts of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for higher education campuses. Natural access control, surveillance, fencing, territorial reinforcement, landscaping,... 06/30/2011
Elements of Campus Security Design Guidelines. Presents a summary of principle security-related issues that should be addressed in a campus design manual. The document details each category of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED... 07/24/2005
Eye Can See for Miles and Miles. Describes how a New Hampshire school system eliminated internal school vandalism and bomb threats, and reduced the number of false alarms, by using video security software (WebEyeAlert security... 01/31/2002
Fighting Crime by Design. Shows how schools can include features and equipment in their facilities that deter vandalism and unauthorized entry. Pros and cons for lighting vacant campuses after dark are highlighted. 04/30/2001
Florida Safe School Design Guidelines. These guidelines begin with the assumption that proper design and management of the physical environment can help prevent criminal behavior on campuses. The manual considers design and maintenance... 12/31/2002
Florida Safe School Design Guidelines. [Florida] This document provides guidelines Florida schools can use in designing schools that enhance school safety and security. It examines the literature available on school safety and security and the... 07/27/1993
Here's Looking at You, Kid. The University of Maryland at College Park installed 25 surveillance cameras to combat crime. A minimum of disruption occurred because unused twisted pair wires left in place when the conversion to a... 12/31/1997
High-Benefit Lighting. Examines high-benefit lighting for educational facilities to reduce crime and increase safety. How costs can be affected by different lighting choices is highlighted. 03/31/2000
How To Modify Your Facilities to Minimize Violence and Vandalism Suggests school business officials, particularly those directly responsible for facilities, should know about school security measures such as metal detection devices at entry points, direct... 03/31/1997
Improve Security and Keep the Bugs Out. Addresses the issue of cost versus durability when choosing security screens for educational facility windows over traditional screens. Security screens and their use in break-in prevention is... 12/31/2000
Intelligent Design. Advocates for leadership from security directors in developing security standards for campus building projects and provides an overview of how the process should work. Whom to involve, what is... 07/31/2005
International Clearinghouse on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Includes an extensive annotated bibliography of research and publications on CPTED, an excellent link section, and FAQs.
International CPTED Association Website includes resources, publications, links, and the CPTED Journal.
Keys to a Safe, Secure School. Outlines 10 steps that school administrators can take to make their schools safer and more secure for students and staff. These steps encompass crime prevention through environmental design, crisis... 12/31/2001
Landscape Solutions to School Problems. Discusses key lessons in school landscape design. Landscapes should: (1) include trees and plants that themselves provide hands-on teaching opportunities; (2) enhance health and safety in a number of... 03/31/2002
Landscaping for Safety and Security. Advises incorporation of landscaping design for safety within campus master plans. Discusses plantings that preserve sight lines and enhance safety, as well as ways to separate pedestrians and... 11/30/2003
Lighten Up! Discusses how schools can reduce the occurances of physical injury, vandalism, and break-ins by properly lighting school areas. Several examples of lighting strategies are highlighted, including... 01/31/2001
Lighting for Safety and Security. Discusses ways to use lighting to provide a safe environment, reduce vandalism, improve visibility, and reduce overall liability for colleges. Guidelines for outdoor, parking, and emergency lighting... 11/30/2000

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