The environment has an influence on criminal behaviour and places can be designed to discourage criminal activity. Police officers need to know their patch and each area within the patch has its own characteristics according to the environment. Examples of places where crime is 'in built' are shown.

This clip is from:
Mapping Crime
First broadcast:
22 February 2008

Can be used to discuss how different areas have different characteristics and lead to different crimes. Discuss how the design of places may influence criminal behaviour. Discuss why lighting is important - areas where people can hide/not be seen can increase opportunities for crime. Discuss the concept of dead space - why do people congregate in dead space areas - what types of people and why?