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.

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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)

2012 CPTED Training Seminars American Crime Prevention Institute

2012 CPTED Training Seminars American Crime Prevention Institute

Upcoming training seminars American Crime Prevention Institute

17 + 18 Octobre 2012 seminaire ESSP Paris

17 + 18 Octobre 2012 seminaire ESSP Paris

Seminaire Paris: Sécurité – Sûreté et qualité urbaine dans les opérations de construction d’établissements recevant du public (ERP), d’aménagement et de rénovation urbaine.

July 2012 Newsletter ICA CPTED

July 2012 Newsletter ICA CPTED

ICA E-Newsletter volume 11 - issue 1 - January/May 2012

Is Hammarby Sjöstad a Model Case?

Is Hammarby Sjöstad a Model Case?

[2012] Chapter by Bo Grönlund in 'The Urban Fabric of Crime and Fear' (ed. V. Ceccato, 2012). In this chapter the basic principles of CPTED as well their application in the USA and Europe are ...

Closing the Doors

Closing the Doors

[2012] Jan van Dijks lecture in Stockholm 2012 after having received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (seen as the Nobel prize in Criminology).

The City At Eye Level

The City At Eye Level

[2012] This book is about the plinths in the city, the ground floors that negotiate between the inside and the outside, between the public and the private. We need to better plan for the ground ...

A CPTED Bibliography 1975 - 2010

A CPTED Bibliography 1975 - 2010

[2012] Publications related to urban space, planning, architecture and crime prevention through environmental design, 1975 - 2010

2011 CPTED is 40 this year. Collumn Gregory Saville

2011 CPTED is 40 this year. Collumn Gregory Saville

Professor C. Ray Jeffery's book "CPTED" was published in 1971. Oscar Newman's "Defensible Space" in 1972. That's four decades of preventing crime. In an age before prevention was situational, crime ...

Biztonságos város

Biztonságos város

[2011] Hungarian Handbook about City Safety (in Hungarian).

Designing Out Crime - A Designers' Guide

Designing Out Crime - A Designers' Guide

[2011] This practical guide will give design practitioners, clients, educators and students useful information about how the design of products, services and communications can help to prevent crimes ...

Public-Private Partnerships and Community Safety: Guide to Action

Public-Private Partnerships and Community Safety: Guide to Action

[2011] A practical guide that demonstrates how companies can engage in community safety. This guide is designed to help companies gain a better understanding of the importance of community safety and ...

La prevention situationelle

La prevention situationelle

[2011] Situational crime prevention: Genesis and development of a practical science. In many countries today, situational crime prevention is a strategic research sector in the battle against ...

Does regulation of built-in security reduce crime? Evidence from a natural experiment.

Does regulation of built-in security reduce crime? Evidence from a natural experiment.

[2011] We provide evidence that large-scale government intervention in the use of self-protective measures lowers crime. Since 1999, all new-built homes in the Netherlands have to have ...

EU Council conclusions on encouraging Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

EU Council conclusions on encouraging Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

[2011] We’re doing very well (according to the EU). The European Council endorses CPTED once again and invites all EU countries to build upon the knowledge and experience gathered on the subject of ...

Draft Council Conclusions on encouraging Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Draft Council Conclusions on encouraging Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

[2011] Een besluit van de Europese Commissie waarin Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design wordt omarmd.

Segurança pública e desenvolvimento urbano

Segurança pública e desenvolvimento urbano

[2011] Crime prevention in urban environments. In Portuguese language.

Fast Food, Easy Money

Fast Food, Easy Money

[2010] A series of burglaries at fast food outlets reveals many security lessons, including simple ways to enhance security at these types of facilities and why franchisors may want to be more ...

Charter for a democratic use of video-surveillance

Charter for a democratic use of video-surveillance

[2010] The project "Citizens, Cities and Video-Surveillance", supported by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission, was about reflecting on and exchanging ...

Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Crime Prevention and Community Safety

[2010] Providing a large panorama of prevention in the world, the Report 2010 'Trends and Perspectives' examines in particular the impact of migration, organized crime and substance abuse on ...