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5 A dark, narrow footpath which would not be acceptable within SBD developments changes to the design and layout of the development. Many of the requirements are made at the planning stage and it would be difficult for the untrained observer to distinguish an SBD from a non-SBD estate. There are no gates, barriers, high fences, barbed wire, bars on windows or CCTV cameras. In fact, research conducted by the author found that it was the non-SBD developments which appeared to have more visible security measures because the residents felt that the introduction of retrospective measures was required to address the crime problem which had emerged.

And whatever level of operation we have is down to individual development and partnerships – which is a shame. [ALO/CPDA] The Greater Manchester police model The previous sections have summarised both the role of the ALO/ CPDA and the typical process of delivering that role. The chapter will now move on to discuss a different approach to delivering the role, one which has gradually evolved over the past two decades, and an approach which at the time of writing, for many reasons (discussed below) is beginning to be viewed as what Monchuk (2011) refers to as ‘the way forward in designing out crime (Monchuk, 2011, p.

The chapter discusses recent changes in the process and method of delivery following the extensive cuts to police budgets, and how this has affected a role which was already historically viewed as a low priority within policing. Such disturbances to the status quo – arguably unwelcome from a practical perspective – can nonetheless be revealing of underlying issues and tensions. In addition to presentation and discussion of the ‘typical’ process and delivery of CPTED advice within local planning authorities and police forces, the chapter presents the unique approach adopted by one northern police force: Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

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