oa Crime Research in South Africa - Crime prevention at business complexes : a case study at Centurion Centre

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1605-5810



In this section of research, crime prevention at business complexes was examined and Oscar Newman's defensible space theory was used in the analysis. Centurion Centre, Centurion was chosen as a case study because it has an open plan design. This has the effect that some parts of the centre cannot be closed at night. Centurion Centre was described in terms of the defensible space mechanisms. A crime prevention model was drawn up for Centurion Centre and recommendations were made regarding the security of future designs for business complexes. This field of study and approach to crime prevention is, however, very new in South Africa and suggestions for more research have been made.

In this article all the findings of this research will be discussed. The findings are used as basis for recommendations and suggestions for further research possibilities.

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