E-DOCA

Statements and recommendations about the collaboration between environmental design/planning specialists and crime experts are becoming more and more common nowadays in European countries. These statements and recommendations are based on assumptions regarding the inter-relationships between the physical environment and human behaviour. Hence urban planning has an impact on crime and fear of crime by influencing the conduct and attitudes of offenders and potential victims (and/or targets) of crime or victims of fear of crime.

Research and experiments (see the documents on this website) show that particular types of crime can be reduced by modifying the opportunity for crime in the built environment without displacement of crime taking place.

With your help we will present on this website of the European Designing Out Crime Association (E-DOCA) more and more useful links, resources, research, instruments and examples of old and new approaches of crime prevention through environmental design and designing out crime.

This website is designed and structured in such a way that we can accommodate documents, conference papers, articles, reports, manuals, references and bibliographies but also links to other useful and relevant websites as well as the latest information about national and international events (conferences, workshops, excursions).

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English items in this website (and some other languages)

Call for Papers ICA conference 2019 28-30 August Cancun

Call for Papers ICA conference 2019 28-30 August Cancun

Invitation for speakers at the ICA Conference 2019, 28-30 August, Cancun Mexico: Civil Society and Public Policy in Violence Prevention and Community Development

Invitation to panel debate 17th october 2018 Stockholm

Invitation to panel debate 17th october 2018 Stockholm

Unsettling conversation: The politics of fear and safety - dealing with uncertainties in planning

Manchester Case Study Resource

Manchester Case Study Resource

[2018] This case study focuses on the development of the Design for Security consultancy service within Greater Manchester Police (GMP). Design for Security provides advice to architects, developers ...

Call for Papers Conference Safe Public Places

Call for Papers Conference Safe Public Places

Call for Papers Conference: Crime and Fear in Public Places. 17-18th October 2018, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Reducing crime in public housing areas through community development

Reducing crime in public housing areas through community development

[2018] This Australian project involves the application of community development approaches to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour at Ainslie Avenue, a large public housing area in Canberra (ACT) ...

Environmental substance use prevention interventions in Europe

Environmental substance use prevention interventions in Europe

[2018] Environmental prevention policies and interventions seek to limit opportunities for unhealthy or risky behaviour or promote the availability of healthier options in order to prevent problems ...

Safer Schools New Zealand

Safer Schools New Zealand

'Safer Schools' at 'School Portal' from the New Zealand Police.

Situational Crime Prevention

Situational Crime Prevention

[2017] Traditional criminology has focused on the criminal nature of offenders as a means for reducing crime. In contrast, situational crime prevention (SCP) is a process of multiple stages and seeks ...

Relation between Quality of life and Safety in high-rise housing, Łódź Poland

Relation between Quality of life and Safety in high-rise housing, Łódź Poland

[2017] Case study report. The social context in Polish highrise neighbourhoods is not associated with social housing and the ownership of the dwellings is mixed. Moreover nearly half of the ...

Gothenburg Case Study: Processes and Partnerships for Safety and Security in Urban Places

Gothenburg Case Study: Processes and Partnerships for Safety and Security in Urban Places

[2017] In September 2015, the COST Action TU1203, Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP), visited Gothenburg, Sweden. The theme for the visit to Gothenburg was 'processes and ...

New Board of Directors ICA - August 2017

New Board of Directors ICA - August 2017

New members in The Board of Directors International CPTED Association ICA

Eyes and apps on the streets

Eyes and apps on the streets

[2017] Summary of the seminar 'Eyes and apps on the streets. From natural surveillance to crime sousveillance - Social control in the digital era' that took place at KTH, Stockholm, 8th September ...

Case Study Report   Belgrade  Security Measures for Video Surveillance in Primary and Secondary Schools

Case Study Report Belgrade Security Measures for Video Surveillance in Primary and Secondary Schools

[2017] The subject of this case study is the presentation of a network of primary and secondary schools in Belgrade which are installing video surveillance as a security measure in order to ensure ...

CPTED Mapping & Analysis in the Digital Age

CPTED Mapping & Analysis in the Digital Age

[2017] Presentation Bo Grönlund at ICA CPTED Conference, Calgary, Canada, 8 August 2017.

Hannover; a German case study

Hannover; a German case study

[2017] This German case study is focused on examples of interdisciplinary planning for new developments and constructions in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. Lower Saxony represents best ...

Citizen Jane: Battle For The City

Citizen Jane: Battle For The City

Documentary about the contribution of Jane Jacobs

Use and Usability of GIS data for CP-UDP

Use and Usability of GIS data for CP-UDP

[2017] Presentation by Wilbert Rodenhuis about Use and Usability of GIS data for Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning. As held on the Urban Security & Development Conference, June ...

International CPTED Conference, Calgary Canada, August 7-8 2017

International CPTED Conference, Calgary Canada, August 7-8 2017

Registrations are open for the 2017 ICA International Conference August 7-8 2017!

Wanted: Research Fellow Design Against Crime

Wanted: Research Fellow Design Against Crime

Employment Opportunity: Research Fellow Design Against Crime Solution Centre, University Salford

New Book: Design Against Crime

New Book: Design Against Crime

COST is pleased to announce the publication of the book: Design Against Crime: A Human-Centred Approach to Designing for Safety and Security. The book is part of the Routledge series "Design for ...