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).

We will never be able to fill this E-DOCA website ourselves. We need you to send us high quality material on CPTED, Designing out Crime or Situational Crime Reduction In Partnership. Be it in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish… or any other European language.

We like to thank you in advance for your co-operation, help and action.

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

English items in this website (and some other languages)

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 ...

The Police Marque Secured Housing

The Police Marque Secured Housing

[2010] The Police Marque Secured Housing (Politiekeurmerk Veilig Wonen, PKVW), is a security instrument that significantly contributes to public safety - quality of life - in and around homes, ...

SafeGrowth: Moving Forward in Neighbourhood Development

SafeGrowth: Moving Forward in Neighbourhood Development

[2009] Sustainable strategies for crime prevention rarely, if ever, find their way into the formal design and planning of urban places. This article illustrates how an alternative planning process ...

World class places, the government’s strategy for improving quality of place

World class places, the government’s strategy for improving quality of place

[2009] The way places and buildings are planned, designed and looked after matters to all of us in countless ways. The built environment can be a source of everyday joy or everyday misery. It is an ...

Engineering Security, Protective Design for High Risk Buildings

Engineering Security, Protective Design for High Risk Buildings

[2009] The New York City Police Department (NYPD) developed Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings to aid the New York City building community by providing information on how ...

Safety and security walks

Safety and security walks

[2009] A safety and security walk is a structured method that involves people in the local community in investigating both the physical and social environments. By The Swedish National Council for ...

Il Cpted e le implicazioni di sicurezza nella progettazione urbanistica e architettonica. Un caso Studio

Il Cpted e le implicazioni di sicurezza nella progettazione urbanistica e architettonica. Un caso Studio

[2008] Il CPTED e le implicazioni di sicurezza nella progettazione urbanistica e architettonica. Un caso Studio (Tesi di Laurea Specialistica in Scienze Sociali Applicate - Percorso Criminalità e ...

CPTED Survey, Results 2008

CPTED Survey, Results 2008

[2008] Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Practice and Use Survey. Findings and Analysis.

Sicherheitspartnerschaft im Städtebau in Niedersachsen

Sicherheitspartnerschaft im Städtebau in Niedersachsen

[2008] Vereinbarung über mehr Städtebauliche Sicherheit und Kriminalprävention beim Planen und Sanieren von Wohnquartieren.

Effects of Improved Street Lighting on Crime

Effects of Improved Street Lighting on Crime

[2008] Results of this review indicate that improved street lighting significantly reduces crime. This lends support for the continued use of improved street lighting to prevent crime in public ...

Safe Growth

Safe Growth

[2008] The partnership between SafeGrowth and LISC's Community Safety Initiative has allowed for the design of a comprehensive program model for professionals in community development, urban planning ...

Personal Security at Transport Interchanges: A Reality Check

Personal Security at Transport Interchanges: A Reality Check

[2008] Powerpoint presentation at the E-DOCA/DOCA Seminar 'Safe and Secure Transport' on 9 May 2008 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.