A Design Resource for designers to get smart quick about bag
theft, pickpocketing and street crime.
What's in the bag?
Hot (most stolen) personal product + design
The good, the bad and the ugly (crime resistant
CSM anti theft and anti
abuser design projects-featuring voices of designers
on method, process and practice.
Takeaway 'Design Against Crime' briefs
Full bibliography - web linked product and
Also includes 'Less Crime, by Design' lecture
given to Royal Society of Arts by Dr Paul Ekblom,
of the Home Office.
To order copies of the In the Bag CD-Rom, please contact the
Home Office Crime Reduction Centre at: www.crimereduction.gov.uk
Off the Shelf
: Design & Retail Crime
How can design contribute to crime reduction in the retail sector?
In what ways can independent retailers learn and apply lessons
from multiples on designing against criime?
What design strategies can be applied by the retail sector?
These and other questions are addressed by our report Off the
Shelf - Design & Retail Criime. Drawing on interviews with
design managers in some of Britain's best known stores, together
with surveys of independent retailers in Manchester and Shefield,
the report provides the most up-to-date source of information
for designers and retailers on this critical issue, together
with some practical design proposals.
The following chapters are included:
Retail crime - an analysis of relevant crime statistics
and overview of the retail design process.
Chain reaction - interviews with design managers
at six leading retail chains, detailing best practice in
A nation of shopkeepers - interviews with 19 independent
store managers provide insights into the challenges facing
Closing the design gap - practical proposals and
design exemplars to address the issues involved.