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Problem-oriented policing emphasises the analysis of the circumstances that create crimes, which may include a host of factors, including those in the built environment. In this wider context, crimes are seen as symptoms of specific causes. 9 Environmental examples may include the design of a specific street corner which facilitates drug transactions by allowing sellers to hawk their wares but which also, by building conﬁguration or lighting design, shields purchases from common view or police surveillance.
Brantingham, 1981). Day-to-day events and activities create the activity and awareness spaces of offenders and victims, and deﬁne the offenders’ search areas for targets (Brantingham and Brantingham, 1993a). Victimisation is therefore related to the mental images (the ‘templates’) of offenders based on their routine movements in space and time across the urban landscape. Targets (people or property) that criminals encounter in the normal, everyday course of their lives become part of these templates.
Although Lombroso’s studies inﬂuenced the process of the research, the fundamental substantive notion underpinning the ﬁeld of place-based crime prevention comes from different sources and is rooted in the notion that the environment inﬂuences behaviour. A wealth of research generated by many disciplines supports this clearly observable concept. org), established in the United States in 1968, testiﬁes to the resilience of this fundamental principle. Some of this work has focused speciﬁcally on understanding relationships between environmental inﬂuences and crime, with a concentration on places and settings, as distinct from scrutinising offenders, police, or the legal and correctional systems (Clarke, 1997).