CPTED Measures in a Gated Residential Area

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Siti Rasidah Md Sakip
Aldrin Abdullah


The observation approach is often used as a measurement tool for examining the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) elements in residential areas. However, this method of evaluation, which is merely based on observations is seen to be inadequate. This is due to the fact that CPTED is closely tied to community-based relationships, which is not easily measured through short-period observations. This study reports the findings of a pilot study which evaluates CPTED measures based on a face-to-face questionnaire survey. The study was conducted in a gated residential area located at Bukit Jambul in Penang, Malaysia. The results found that the measures of CPTED using the Cronbach Alpha (α) index for all components of CPTED were 0.6 and above suggesting that the measures are reliable and valid. The study revealed that CPTED is correlated to Sense of Community but not to Fear of Crime.

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Md Sakip, S.R. and Abdullah, A. 2017. CPTED Measures in a Gated Residential Area. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies. 2, 4 (Jul. 2017), 33–42. DOI:https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v2i4.208.


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