Model of Crime Prevention by Environment


  • Sasitorn Dechporm Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Thailand


Crime, Environment, Residential Design, Community Activities


The objectives of this study are to manage local physical environment and to apply the human relations in the community as a guideline to prevent crime in the community effectively. This is another way to reduce the possibility of crime. However, the crime prevention by the environment in Thailand still lacks the importance given to the management of crime prevention by the environment of the government. Therefore, this study has the objective in studying the crime prevention model by the environment in Thailand. In this study, the qualitative research methodology is used to determine the appropriate crime prevention policy. The population is selected by specific sampling method. This sample consists of the stakeholders in the community and police stations using the indepth interview with the award-winning area of the Community Police, 2014, being the area where crime statistics are reduced in the area of Phrae Police Station. The researcher conducts the in-depth interview with the sample group; 10 administrators of the police station and the community. The research result reveals that the crime prevention model by environment in the concrete environment (physical) consists of risky areas, city planning design, and residential design and the dimension of the abstract environment (human relationships) consists of the arrangement of community activities, neighborhood alarm, and the public surveillance. It is found that all aspects are crime prevention by arranging the appropriate environment as a guideline for preventing crime and reducing crime in the area.




How to Cite

Dechporm, S. (2020). Model of Crime Prevention by Environment. Asian Crime and Society Review, 5(1), 112–121. Retrieved from