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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Below you will find the collection of all the english items in this website.

English items in this website (and some other languages)

A Successful CPTED Approach: The Dutch ‘Police Label Secure Housing’

A Successful CPTED Approach: The Dutch ‘Police Label Secure Housing’

[2013] The Dutch Police Label Secure Housing (Politiekeurmerk Veilig Wonen®) is a Dutch standard for developing and building new estates. It began in 1989 and was triggered by the UK ‘Secured by ...

21st Century Security and CPTED Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention, Second Edition

21st Century Security and CPTED Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention, Second Edition

[2013] The concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) has undergone dramatic changes over the last several decades since C. Ray Jeffery coined the term in the early 1970s, and ...

Urban Perception Study

Urban Perception Study

[2013] This study explores the perception of safety, class and uniqueness in the cities of Boston, New York, Salzburg and Linz. The researchers find that the cityscapes of Boston and New York are ...

NICP Newsletter July 2013

NICP Newsletter July 2013

NICP Newsletter July 2013

Kings X revisited

Kings X revisited

[2013] This booklet presents the design explorations from a student project to reduce alcohol-related violence and antisocial behaviour in Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia. The project, ...

July 3-4 2013 Conference ICA in Canada

July 3-4 2013 Conference ICA in Canada

Creating Safer Communities: More Than Design

June 24 - 26 2013. Last minute: seminar Living in a Safe City, Milano

June 24 - 26 2013. Last minute: seminar Living in a Safe City, Milano

Three days on safety of the urban environment.

Regulating crime prevention design into consumer products: Learning the lessons from electronic vehicle immobilisation

Regulating crime prevention design into consumer products: Learning the lessons from electronic vehicle immobilisation

[2013] This paper is concerned with CPTED on the product level: crime proofing = making products crime proof; the regulation of manufactured consumer products to reduce crime. It draws on the ...

CPTED, but not as we know it

CPTED, but not as we know it

[2013] Investigation revealed the lack of a universally accepted Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) framework that suggests significant transferability issues and inconsistency. ...

Special: Planning for Crime Prevention in 'Built Environment'

Special: Planning for Crime Prevention in 'Built Environment'

[2013] Journal 'Built Environment' special: international approaches to crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) within the planning system.

Improving Safety from Crime in Streets an Public Spaces

Improving Safety from Crime in Streets an Public Spaces

[2013] Bo Grönlund's chapter in the book 'Safety, sustainability and future urban transport' (Dinesh Mohan, 2013) for the workshop held in Delhi, India, March 2012.

ICA CPTED Newsletter December 2012

ICA CPTED Newsletter December 2012

ICA CPTED newsletter June - December 2012. Issues: Details ICA CPTED Conference 2013 July 3-5. New Online Resource (Paul van Soomeren). Blue Lights.

Safety, Sustainability and Future Urban Transport

Safety, Sustainability and Future Urban Transport

[2013] Book with brief introduction to some of the latest research on safety and sustainable transport in cities. The contents are based on presentations at a workshop organized in Delhi in March ...

Reducing crime by shaping the built environment with zoning

Reducing crime by shaping the built environment with zoning

[2013] Article about the relationship between zoning, the built environment, and crime. Mixing residential-only zoning into commercial blocks may be a promising means of reducing crime.

Diagnoza głównych barier architektonicznych w przestrzeni publicznej Warszawy

Diagnoza głównych barier architektonicznych w przestrzeni publicznej Warszawy

[2013] Rapport (in Polish) about the improvement of public space i.c. accessibility of the public space.

Dostępność warszawskich stacji i przystanków kolejowych

Dostępność warszawskich stacji i przystanków kolejowych

[2013] Paper (in Polish) about improving the public space (i.c. transport) for social safety and usability.

Sicher Wohnen SIPA checklist

Sicher Wohnen SIPA checklist

[2012] Sicher Wohnen, Arbeitshilfe für die Planung neuer Bauvorhaben und für die Selbstbewertung von Wohnungsbeständen. Das Niedersächsische Qualitätssiegel für sicheres Wohnen ist von der ...

2013 July 3 - 5 Conference Creating Safer Communities - More than design

2013 July 3 - 5 Conference Creating Safer Communities - More than design

ICA Conference Creating Safer Communities - more than design. July 3 - 5. Canada The announced 2012 Conference is being rescheduled to 2013.

5+6 Decembre 2012 Paris: Congrès Prévention Situationelle

5+6 Decembre 2012 Paris: Congrès Prévention Situationelle

Prévention situationnelle dans l’habitat collectif : surveillance humaine, vidéoprotection, revalorisation des parkings.

2012 CPTED Training Seminars American Crime Prevention Institute

2012 CPTED Training Seminars American Crime Prevention Institute

Upcoming training seminars American Crime Prevention Institute