The Relationship between Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Criminal Geography (CG)
Knowledge of crime trends and permanent monitoring of criminal acts are the fundaments of successful crime prevention. Neither the need for investigating the structure, dynamic and volume of crime is new-fangled, nor the examination of the relationship between spatial distribution of crime and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). However, the philosophy of CPTED has changed significantly over the last two decades, with a focus on the role of individuals and the communities, their involvement and the need to encourage them to act. How has this paradigm shift changed the relationship between these two areas? How trivial will be in the future to use CPTED tools in those areas where we detect rather serious criminal infection?