The Importance Of Security In Court House Security

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Security is not a one-step, or one-goal, process but it is a continuous process that requires constant adjustments to accommodate changes in an environment. Security must be the number one priority for those involved, or even not involved. This is especially important in court building operations. As the risks involved in the court atmosphere is regularly changing, the potential for disturbance will never be fully eliminated. By devoting the appropriate attention and accommodating to changes, potential incidents can minimized or alleviated. Court house security has seen dramatic changes after historically shock shaping incidents, development of security protocols, and the shift in responsibility of national and state courts.
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Using a diverse set of plans can help prevent lower level to more serious occurrences before they happen or potentially minimize the consequences that follow. A defense in depth approach uses multiple security countermeasures: “deterrence elements”, the “physical environment”, and “psychological detection layers”, which creates a multi-layered defense system difficult to defeat (Johnson, …show more content…

This simply means as it states, by assessing the facilities external and internal weaknesses can help to minimize the potential threat of the building, such as CPTED. Crime prevention through environmental design, CPTED, is an effective designed which uses the environment that can lead to a “reduction in fear”, “incident of crime”, and “improve the quality of life” (Cozens, Saville, & Hillier, 2005). The CPTED design concept begins with using barriers that depict private, semi-private, and public spaces from one another. This allows for access control and surveillance that will also help contribute in promoting a free of crime environment. It is important to understand that these strategies are not independent of one another, but act together to promote informal surveillance opportunities. An urban design and management can discourage offending simply by that fact that offenders feel more at risk of observation and apprehension then next to a law abiding citizen (Cozens, Saville, & Hillier,

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