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A study of crime potentials in Taman Melati terrace housing in Kuala Lumpur : issues and challenges

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Hannan, Mohamed Hassan Elsawahli (2012) A study of crime potentials in Taman Melati terrace housing in Kuala Lumpur : issues and challenges. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 42. pp. 271-283. ISSN 18770428

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Recently, Malaysia has adopted “Safe city programme”, which is focused towards creating violence and crime free cities. To achieve this, it is important to address crimes and disorder in residential areas. So far studies identified thatchanges in built environment and modifications in space design can impact residents and offenders perceptions of criminality. Various CPTED measures are employed to create defensible space. This paper examines the effects of physical design on the occurrences of crime in Taman Melati residential area of Kuala Lumpur City and tests the effects of the built environment on the possibility of crime reduction through physical planning measures.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3631/24370 (ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 7-8 July 2010)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crimes; terrace housing; environmental design; safe city; CPTED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: leenawati razali
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 15:09
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 13:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24370

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