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Access Control

Another situational crime prevention strategy is removing access to a target. This may take two forms:

The former might involve the introduction of an entry-phone system or combination lock to a block of flats, while the latter might include the replacement of coin-operated public telephones with card-operated ones, hence denying the offender access to the coins. More ominously, in some high-crime countries, gated neighbourhoods have began to emerge that are fenced off, with private security officers guarding entrance (Blakely & Snyder, 1997).