9th August 2000

 

CRACKDOWN ON CRIME THROUGH DESIGN

 

A crime reduction initiative being run in partnership with Humberside Police and the Home Office is being hosted by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside in September.

 

Some of the latest concepts in crime reduction will be introduced at the one-day event which is aimed at local architects, city planners, building managers and community safety officers.

 

The idea behind the course is to give expert advice to anyone involved in designing

secure buildings or with a responsibility to develop a safer environment.

 

“Crime reduction goes hand in hand with good building design and this event is all about getting that message across in a practical way,” said George Clark, Business Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts and Technology.

 

Experts from the Hull School of Architecture and representatives from Humberside Police and the Home Office Crime Reduction College, Easingwold, will all give presentations as part of the course, which will be held on Wednesday 13th September.

 

They will pass on expertise in patterns in crime, security in housing design, the impact of building design in the community and a major deterrent for criminals - good lighting.

 

The course, which costs £50 per delegate, is part of the university’s Continuing Professional Development programme.

 

For more information call George Clark on 01482 440550.

 

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Sam Hendley Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886042