DEFENSIBLE SPACE By N., Sam M.S. - 5 The set of guidelines used to design and plan settings to reduce crime. See territoriality. DEFENSIBLE SPACE: "The defensible space is where crimes are reduced." Related Psychology Terms Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide TERRITORY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY (Forensic Psychology) Evaluation of a Qualitative Study The Anatomy of Research and the Scientific Method Legality and Ethics for Case Management ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY (Human Engineering) Evaluation of a Quantitative Study Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DEFENSIBLE SPACE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/defensible-space/ (accessed August 14, 2022).