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Books & Publications

Security by Design: Protecting Buildings and Public Places Against Crime and Terror

Author: Manjari Khanna Kapoor, PhD

Year: 2023

Publisher: Routledge

Printed copy (hardcover/paperback): available from Amazon.com and Routledge

Digital copy (Kindle): available from Amazon.com  

Preview: Read sample 


This is a book about the intersection of architecture and security, about effective crime prevention and counter terror using the built form. Combining international case studies including One World Trade Centre, New York; the New WHO Headquarters, Geneva; and the Akshardham Temple, New Delhi, along with numerous examples from the author’s professional career, this book offers a systematic approach to integrating security into built environment design for easy adoption by architects, planners, security professionals and policy makers.

SafeGrowth: Building Neighborhoods of Safety & Livability

Editor: Gregory Saville

Year: 2018

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Printed copy (paperback): available from Amazon.com  

Digital copy (Kindle): available from Amazon.com  

Preview: Read Chapter 1 


SafeGrowth is a new model for building crime-resistant and vibrant neighborhoods in the 21st Century. This book chronicles how SafeGrowth and methods like CPTED - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design - turn troubled places back from the brink of crime. This book compiles the results of recent SafeGrowth conferences and project work in high crime neighborhoods and it describes a new theory in city planning and crime prevention. The book includes chapters on urban planning, community development, crime prevention, and new policing strategies. Chapter authors include criminologists, community workers, urban planners, police specialists, and others directly involved in community work and urban design. Chapters also include summaries of recent SafeGrowth Summits, planning and visioning sessions for creating a new path forward.

Chapters include: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design; Smart Growth planning; livability academies; urban villages and the hub concept; SafeGrowth projects in Saskatoon and Red Deer in Canada and Hollygrove in New Orleans; and the 4 principles of SafeGrowth planning. While the original concept of SafeGrowth was developed by Gregory Saville, the book editor and primary author, other authors expand that original vision and describe a new way to plan and develop cities. The audience for this book includes community development practitioners, urban policy-makers, crime prevention specialists including police, students of urban development and crime prevention, planners, and anyone interested in a new way to create safer and livable neighborhoods.

21st Century Security and CPTED: Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention, Second Edition

Author: Randall I. Atlas, Ph.D.

Year: 2013

Publisher: CRC Press

Printed copy (hardback): available from CRC Press or Amazon.com  

Digital copy (eBook): available from CRC Press or VitalSource


The concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has undergone dramatic changes over the last several decades since C. Ray Jeffery coined the term in the early 1970s, and Tim Crowe wrote the first CPTED applications book. The second edition of 21st Century Security and CPTED includes the latest theory, knowledge, and practice of CPTED as it relates to the current security threats facing the modern world: theft, violent crime, terrorism, gang activity, and school and workplace violence.

This significantly expanded edition includes the latest coverage of proper lighting, building design—both the interior and exterior—physical security barriers, the usage of fencing, bollards, natural surveillance, landscaping, and landscape design. Such design concepts and security elements can be applied to address a wide variety of threats including crime prevention, blast mitigation, and CBRNE threat protection.

Authored by one of the U.S.’s renowned security experts—and a premiere architect and criminologist—the book is the most comprehensive examination of CPTED and CPTED principles available. This edition includes a complete update of all chapters in addition to five new chapters, over 700 figure illustrations and photos, numerous tables and checklists, and a 20-page color plate section.

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