Designing out crime

Interesting post discussing designing out crime:

'Today’s zealous anti-crime designing will do little to address the social and economic underpinnings of crime. Making it physically more difficult to nick a bike or grab a bag brings to mind Karl Marx’s response to Louis Bonaparte’s legal edict banning beggars from the streets of Paris more than 150 years ago: Marx pointed out that Bonaparte forgot to make poverty illegal, too. Yet if anti-crime design won’t fix the problem of crime, it will help to make our society feel more stifling, insecure and less free.'  Martyn Perks (Spiked)