SCMT544 - Security Architecture
Course Code: SCMT544 Course ID: 2598 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course stresses the core principles of the CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) concept. Students learn how to work with architects, city, and municipal planners to ensure new or refurbished construction is designed in such a way as to minimize or eliminate criminal activity. Topics covered include initial planning considerations, gathering information from multiple sources, formulating and implementing the plan based on core CPTED principles, and the need for modifications and review over time.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/26/19 - 01/31/20||02/03/20 - 03/29/20||Winter 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|10/28/19 - 04/03/20||04/06/20 - 05/31/20||Spring 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|12/30/19 - 05/29/20||06/01/20 - 07/26/20||Spring 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Formulate a working knowledge of the background and theory of CPTED.
CO-2: Measure the concepts behind protecting the built environment.
CO-3: Evaluate applications of CPTED in the built environment.
CO-4: Evaluate how to measure the success of CPTED, conduct CPTED surveys and implement CPTED.
CO-5: Select the various assessments required to conduct a CPTED assessment, risk, threat and vulnerability.
Discussion Forums – 20 percent
Posts made in response to discussion questions should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Midterm Assignment – 25 percent
This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of three questions for which you are expected to develop a 2-3-page essay per question that fully responds to the question being posed.
Progress Assignment – 25 percent
This assignment is an essay assignment of two questions for which you are expected to develop a 2-3-page essay that fully responds to the questions being posed.
Final Project – 30 percent
Research and write a 15-page paper where you locate an area or facility in your local area which you believe would benefit from a CPTED project. Describe how you would proceed to plan, implement, and monitor such a project.
|Discussion Forums||20.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 2 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 3 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 4 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 5 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 6 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 7 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 8 Forum||2.50 %|
|Midterm Assignment||25.00 %|
|Progress Assignment||25.00 %|
|Final Project||30.00 %|
|Final Project||30.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||0.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||0.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||0.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||0.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||0.00 %|
See Lessons area of the classroom for additional readings.
|Book Title:||21st Century Security and CPTED: Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)|
|Publication Info:||Auerbach Publications|
|Author:||Atlas, Randall I.|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3rd ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)|
|Author:||Crowe, T. and Fennelly, T.|
|Book Title:||Effective Physical Security, 4th ed. (E-book available in the APUS Online Library)|
Not current for future courses.