Design Against Crime will aid the design profession to meet the challenges presented by the competing needs and complex systems around crime and security. It proposes that designers should use their creative talents to develop innovative solutions to security problems that contribute to the ongoing fight against crime. 

The authors first explain the design against crime approach to security and security. They go on to provide practical advice on addressing crime and insecurity within the design process and offer practical examples of design being applied to security and safety. They also examine crime victimisation from a global perspective, highlighting the benefits worldwide of reducing opportunities for crime, including issues of national security, such as terrorism and natural disasters.  

A design-led, human-centred approach provides a way forward that is both aspirational and practical. The book is aimed primarily at design professionals, educators and students interested in safety and security, from all design disciplines, including product design, architecture, service design and communication design. The book should also be read by crime prevention experts, planners, local authorities, managers of urban environments and policymakers.

part I|39 pages

Introducing Design Against Crime

chapter 1|9 pages


chapter 2|15 pages

User as victim

The dark side of design

chapter 3|13 pages

What is Design Against Crime?

part II|54 pages

Addressing crime prevention within the design process

chapter 4|14 pages

Safety and security

The human perspective

chapter 6|21 pages

Concept generation and design

An offender-focused perspective

part III|32 pages

Using design to address crime and security issues

chapter 7|6 pages

Crime prevention policy

chapter 9|12 pages

The scope of Design Against Crime delivery

part IV|21 pages

Applications and futures

chapter 10|9 pages

Crime victimisation

A global perspective

chapter 11|10 pages

The future