Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity – design and CPTED

The CCO Framework in design

The Bikeoff project

The Security Function Framework

CCO and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

  • The wider environment – street layouts, city centres etc
  • Enclosures – which make the CCO Framework especially relevant to the built environment
  • Targets – note that houses for example can be both targets of, say, malicious damage and enclosures containing the loot for burglary
  • Space for the offender to be physically present
  • A resource for offending as with hideouts, drug dens or ambush sites – so-called ‘offensible space’
  • Environmental resources to avoid offending as with youth shelters and clubhouses which might keep potential offenders out of trouble