- The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention
- Crime Prevention and Public Policy
- Developmental and Life-Course Theories of Offending
- Risk and Protective Factors for Offending
- Preventing Crime Through Intervention in the Preschool Years
- Parent Training and the Prevention of Crime
- Child Social Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime
- Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending
- Community-Level Influences on Crime and Offending
- Disorder and Crime
- Poverty Deconcentration and the Prevention of Crime
- Peer Influence, Mentoring, and the Prevention of Crime
- Comprehensive Community Partnerships for Preventing Crime
- Community-Based Substance Use Prevention
- Schools and Prevention
- Situational Crime Prevention: Classifying Techniques Using “Good Enough” Theory
- High Crime Places, Times, and Offenders
- Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits
- Place-Based Crime Prevention: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
- The Private Sector and Designing Products against Crime
- Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Repeat Victimization and its Prevention
- Implementing Crime Prevention: Good Governance and a Science of Implementation
- The Importance of Randomized Experiments in Evaluating Crime Prevention
- Preventing Future Criminal Activities of Delinquents and Offenders
- Public Opinion and Crime Prevention: A Review of International Trends
- The Science and Politics of Crime Prevention: Toward a New Crime Policy
Abstract and Keywords
This article focuses on designing products against crime. It studies the theoretical links between design against crime and situational prevention, and then identifies the empirical links with risk-factor approaches. From here the discussion demonstrates how the security function of products can be described. Next, it addresses the issues related to the secure design of products, which include adaptive offenders and tradeoffs. The last section of this article examines the question of responsibility for secure design.
Paul Ekblom is Professor Emeritus of Design Against Crime at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts. His research interests include criminal adaptability and coevolution with crime prevention, developing conceptual frameworks for crime prevention theory and practice, designing products and places to resist crime, and horizon scanning.
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