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Addressing the Carbon-Crime Blind Spot

Crime is not simply an infraction of criminal law, but is also a social issue that affects everybody and imposes high costs to society. These costs can be divided between the tangible (those more amenable to measurement, such as the cost of policing), and the intangible, which are more difficult to quantify, such as the emotional cost to victims (Dolan et al. 2005).

ADQ Brochure

This leaflet provides guidance on how SBD Approval, and the standards that we support on behalf of the Police Service, can be used to discharge the requirements of the Building Regulation and ADQ. It is intended for planners, local authority building control officers, architects, developers and any other persons requiring guidance on this matter.

Building Stronger, Safer Housing - Peterborough

This case study shows that security standards improve public perception of local crime risk and residents’ physical and emotional wellbeing and that SBD can drive down crime rates, not only in new builds, but in retrofits too.

Carbon Cost of Crime and Its Implications

The report documents the failure to assess the carbon footprint of crime and responses to crime, both nationally and globally and speculates on reasons for this omission.

Delivering A Safe And Secure Olympic And Paralympic Games London 2012

Secured by Design principles and techniques were used by the London Olympic Crime Prevention team throughout the planning and construction stages for the Olympic Park, Village, and Westfield Shopping Centre with each phase analysed to ensure it met our tough standards for safety.

Design and Access Statements and How to Use Them

This guide gives lots of helpful advice about the kinds of things that developers and their agents need to think about when tackling the issue of planning for crime prevention.

Glasgow Housing Association SBD Design Impact Evaluation

The Caledonian Environment Centre was commissioned by Glasgow Housing Association, Strathclyde Police and the Association of Chief Police Officers Crime prevention Initiatives to carry out analysis of the impact of Secured by Design
(SBD) door and window installation within GHA housing stock. The evaluation was also supported by the Scottish Government.

Home Security And Place Design – Some Evidence And Its Policy Implications

Home security and place design: some evidence and its policy implications, a document prepared by Professor Ken Pease OBE and Professor Martin Gill.

Lighting Against Crime

This guide will provide the reader with a basic understanding of some of the terminology used when discussing external lighting systems and the recommended levels of illumination used to combat crime, the fear of crime and antisocial behaviour.

Nottingham City Homes Case Study

In 2008-09 the council installed Secured by Design (SBD) standard double glazing windows and new doors as part of Nottingham’s Secure, Warm, Modern scheme, the city’s Decent Homes programme. Following the work, Nottingham City Homes (NCH) and Nottingham Trent University conducted a two-year impact study on the benefits of the work, comparing crime rates and perceptions before and after.