Community Wise

Julia Ryan

Why we talk with police about design

By Julia Ryan
Director, Community Safety Initiative

“How about hostile vegetation?” It’s not a question you hear every day. But when asked by a police officer in a crime prevention training in Houston, TX, it launched an intense discussion about whether thorny rose bushes could deter burglars from entering ground floor windows in a new residential property. Not a typical police response to a crime problem, right? Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design... More[+]...


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