Rethinking CPTED: Through Medical Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century

Carolyn Master Rickett, University of Texas - Arlington

This study is concerned with the implementation of medical anthropology on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques with the purpose of expanding the contemporary theoretical principles of CPTED. A review of the literature of both medical anthropology and CPTED is presented through the evolutions of history and theory, while discussing areas of commonalty between these two concepts. Further, contemporary applications of both principles are made while discussing the utility of this "new" method of thinking and writing, regarding CPTED through the macro/micro model. The study also provides a practical use of CPTED in different situations including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism.

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