Abstract: Crime prevention through Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a contemporary practice in environmental criminology. It employs the knowledge of the concern for the environment as well as theories and paradigms of crime prevention in finding solutions to criminalities. It is a managerial tool for the achievement of sustainable development. To this end, this study addresses the need to use environmental design in crime prevention and the necessity to consider alternative measures of pro-active crime prevention. The study will be invaluable to policy makers, evaluators, researchers, environmental criminologists and allied professionals, as well as those planning new initiatives of crime reduction.
Ibimilua Adewale Festus and Ibimilua Foyeke Omoboye , 2006. Crime Prevention and Environmental Impact Assessment. The Social Sciences, 1: 188-193.