Reconceptualizing Security Strategies for Courts: Developing a Typology for Safer Court Environments
8 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2017
Date Written: October 2013
There have been heightened concerns about security in courts in recent years, prompting a strong response that has largely been focused on perimeter security. This paper draws on recent research conducted in Australian on court user’s safety needs, to propose a typology for designing safer courtroom environments that moves beyond the entry point to the court, and incorporates consideration of process and design elements.
Keywords: Court Security; Court Users; Courtroom Design; Court Safety; Australia
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