CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design):

  • ExAM can help facilitate this strategy which relies upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts.
  • Research into criminal behavior shows that the decision to offend or not to offend is more influenced by cues to the perceived risk of being caught than by cues to reward or ease of entry.
  • Certainty of being caught is the main deterrence for criminals not the severity of the punishment so by raising the certainty of being captured, criminal actions will decrease.