Program Theory

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Many kinds of object, system, communication, service or place are the fruits of deliberate professional design. Increasingly, design against crime is part of that process. The central interest in this paper/chapter/report is on the security function of those products, and how to describe both the rationale that underlies the activity of designing against crime, and the immediate output of that process, in the shape of the working prototypes and production models of design. Moreover, the attempt to do so goes beyond this immediate aim. Through a systematic and rigorous coverage of the field, followed by the intimate account of a case study applying the descriptive framework developed, it aspires to advance the process of bringing together the research and practice of design and crime science into a new interdisciplinary field.