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PRKS 3130 - Crime Prevent Through Environmental Design

Parks Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course introduces learners to the principles of workplace and residential site inspections. Topics covered include a brief history of CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design), how to conduct site evaluations, strategies for reducing crime, and techniques on how to implement strategies for a safer neighborhood and workplace environment.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$359.86

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 27248

Start any time

This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 26 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$359.86

Notes

  1. Correspondence format.
  2. You have 26 weeks from the date that you register to complete the course. Students must provide an active email account upon registration to receive information on course material and to get started in this course. For more information, please contact Program Assistant, fwr@bcit.ca
  3. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Module 1 - History of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

  • Describe the principles and early development of CPTED.
  • Define crimes as applied within the principles of CPTED.
  • Explain what is the main deterrent to crime.

Module 2 - Principles of CPTED

  • Explain the four principles of CPTED providing at least one example of each area.
  • Explain why the fortress mentality does not apply to CPTED principles.
  • Describe the four types of space in the Hierarchy of Space.
  • List two different ways of improving Natural Surveillance.
  • Describe the effect that graffiti has on the Territoriality Instinct.
  • Identify two different types of access controls used in commercial premises.

Module 3 - Area Surveillance and CPTED

  • Explain the importance of surveillance.
  • Explain the difference between natural surveillance in the community and the workplace.
  • List circumstances of when a call button would be used to summon assistance by an employee working alone.
  • List the two most popular pieces of office equipment as weapons of choice in the early 90s.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of neo-traditional housing from a CPTED perspective.
  • Explain the difference between a real and a psychological barrier.
  • Describe what is meant by incivilities.

Module 4 - CPTED in the Workplace

  • Explain the importance of enhancing natural surveillance in the workplace.
  • List five key factors involved with CPTED in the workplace.
  • Describe access control and the types of barriers found in the workplace.
  • List three essential elements for a safe area.
  • List five different types of space associated with the workplace.
  • Prepare an employee orientation checklist that covers the CPTED principles in the workplace.

Module 5 - Useful Materials and Technologies for CPTED

  • List common materials considered essential in target hardening premises as part of CPTED.
  • List the five key factors involved with CPTED.
  • Explain how technological changes have affected three of the key factors involved with CPTED.
  • List the correct procedures to complete a residential site evaluation.
  • Describe at least five evaluation areas for each of the five key factors involved with CPTED.
  • Explain the correct procedures to conduct a workplace evaluation.
  • Describe at least five evaluation areas that are separate and distinct from residential site evaluations.

Module 6 - Site Evaluation

  • Interpret actual sites or plan drawings from a CPTED perspective.
  • Utilize a checklist, inspect specific locations such as a residential area or workplace from both a CPTED and a crime prevention perspective.
  • List and explain how new technologies can help ensure that the five key factors in CPTED remain both efficient and effective.

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