The Architect's Recipe for Courthouse Security

June 18, 2009

Due to the rising concerns over violence, various agencies and organizations, including the Office of Justice Programs, are re-examining concepts such as Secured by Design and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to understand and establish their roles in preventing crime in justice facilities.

Courthouse security is achieved through design, technology, and operations that include the involvement of policies, procedures, and personnel. The architect plays a crucial role in incorporating security measures in a courthouse.

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