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Crime prevention through social development (CPSD) approach in preventing residential neighbourhood crime – a theoritical discussion

Olajide, Sunday Emmanuel and Mohd Diah, Mohd Lizam (2017) Crime prevention through social development (CPSD) approach in preventing residential neighbourhood crime – a theoritical discussion. In: Urban Dynamics. Series 1 . Penerbit UTHM, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9789672110743

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Abstract

Residential property otherwise known as housing is ranked high among other classes of real properties due to the fact that it serves as living accommodation and source of investment among others. Therefore, its sustainability becomes non-negotiable. Regrettably, in the recent time apart from the natural disaster, housing is bedeviled by man-made risks of which prominent among them is neighbourhood crime which come in the forms of burglary and theft, incivility and street crime, vandalism, robbery and violent crime. In the light of this, efforts have been intensified from different quarters to ensure that the menace is tackled headlong. The consequences of property crime are said to be devastating [1] as it has been found to be capable of creating fear and sudden death among the residents as well as increasing their housing maintenance budget because of the need to hire security worker(s) and/or procurement of security gadgets like close circuit television (CCTV) and sophisticated locks. Residential neighbourhood crime has also been found of impacting negatively on the immediate neighbourhood through neighbourhood decline, reduction in the values of houses, discouraging housing investment and causing abnormal residential mobility. Furthermore, government activities could as well be hindered due to the presence of crime. This is manifested in urban incivility, reduction in government revenue especially from property tax and increase in government budget on security.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH9701-9745 Protection from burglary, sabotage, etc. Security in buildings
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:10
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11130
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