Crime Analysis and Investigation Discussion Board Summary

I would like you to discuss this question by using your opinion and your thought (250 words) and do not use references or recourses please. And please do not write more than 250 words. CPTED focuses on behavioral psychology and relationships between people and the environment. The crime prevention based on CPTED will place greater emphasis on proactive prevention of crime rather than reactive prevention of crime by means of police, courts and correctional facilities. CPTED is based on crime prevention through environmental design that leads to reduction in incidence of crime.

Assume that you are living in suburb which has frequent cases of violence, theft and burglary. What do you think is the best solution in long run and short run? Do you prefer to support CPTED and/or reactive approaches which involves police, court and other activities? Answer: If I am living in a suburb with frequent cases of violence, theft and burglary, I am going to support both CPTED and the reactive approaches. This is because of the fact that crime prevention through environmental design is never a guarantee of at least close to perfect security.

I am sure we have all watched videos from surveillance cameras showing crimes being done ruthlessly. This kind of evidence alone clearly suggests that there are those who would not even care being compromised or putting themselves into jeopardy so long as they do what they will. Common sense tells us, as far as our current strategies and technologies are concern, it is virtually impossible for us to prevent all crimes from happening. Eventually from time to time, we would need to face those who are able to escape the perimeters of security. Which, at these points, only reactive approaches are able to deal with.

Prior to this, however, we need to track origins of such cases. This is the best step to help us determine how and where we should start with security, crime preventions, and dealing with those inevitable cases. Those proactive solutions, nonetheless, would only be good in the short run. That is unless, mandating standard CPTED approaches would be legislated. Because without compelling people, we would sometimes tend to take for granted these strategies and rather comfort ourselves from the hassles. We have no point of arguing against this since it is for the common good.