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What is situational crime prevention and CPTED? How can it be applied to a retail setting?

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Stores can maximize their surveillance, and thus increase the risks and difficulty of shoplifting, via the use of mechanical surveillance, employee surveillance and natural surveillance. Mechanical surveillance involves the use of security cameras and guards. However critics such as Farrington have found that these provide few long-term reductions in theft. Furthermore, reliance on these measures can result in staff complacency, which in turn insights theft, and be intrusive for legitimate consumers.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a form of situational crime prevention. It makes theft more risky, more difficult or less rewarding. CPTED aims ...

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