Aspects of security in dwellings

Gatepain, R.J., 1991. Aspects of security in dwellings. MPhil, Nottingham Trent University.

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This thesis examines the security problems associated with the offence of burglary in dwellings. It further attempts to identify the factors which appear to affect the vulnerability of certain dwellings to the commission of this offence.

The research examines the physical attributes of dwellings, as well as some of the sociological and psychological aspects which appear to be related to this type of offence from previous studies. It seeks to clarify the features which are likely to affect the possibility of a dwelling being selected as a target by a burglar.

The thesis also examines the role of the building professions to determine to what extent they significantly contribute to- the effects of deterring burglars from selecting dwellings as a target. The thesis subsequently determines the attitudes towards security of the institutions charged with the academic and professional education of those responsible for the design and construction of dwellings. The research also predicts the likely effects that mandatory codes and regulations specifying standards of security might have on burglary in dwellings.

The research endeavours to identify the security needs in house building and provide architects, house builders, police and insurance companies with specific data to enable a more informed decision to be made on the introduction of appropriate security measures in dwellings.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Gatepain, R.J.
Date: 1991
ISBN: 9781369317176
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 01 Oct 2020 14:49
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2023 10:34

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