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)

Positions open: National Centre for Crime Prevention Germany

Positions open: National Centre for Crime Prevention Germany

Applications from Foreign Countries are welcome.

Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2015

Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2015

Ron Clarke and Pat Mayhew received the 'Nobel Price' in Criminology 2015.

Crime Prevention Trough Urban Design and Planning in Denmark

Crime Prevention Trough Urban Design and Planning in Denmark

[2015] Presentation by Bo Grönlund about Denmark, at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium in June 2015.

2015 CPTED Conference October 19-20 2015: abstract dates extended!

2015 CPTED Conference October 19-20 2015: abstract dates extended!

Mark your calendars for the 2015 ICA International Conference October 19-20 2015! Our theme this year is: CPTED 2015 - Inclusive places. Safe places. Favourite places

Europeans’ Attitudes towards Security

Europeans’ Attitudes towards Security

[2015] The study - requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs - answers three questions: 1. How secure do European citizens feel? 2. What they regard ...

Think Crime! Using evidence, theory and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for planning safer cities

Think Crime! Using evidence, theory and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for planning safer cities

[2014] Practical guide for CPTED professionals. It describes how to use theory and evidence in creating and justifying CPTED programs. The book describes ready to use tools for gathering and ...

Website EU COST action up and running

Website EU COST action up and running

The website of the EU COST action Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP) is up and running.

Last Minute: seminar November 20 at Brighton Town Hall in the UK.

Last Minute: seminar November 20 at Brighton Town Hall in the UK.

Seminar of the UK Design Out Crime Association

Construyendo ciudades más segura

TED talk by Macarena Rau Vargas (Chili)

The death and life of great European standards and manuals

The death and life of great European standards and manuals

[2014] This publication reconstructs the history of why and how a set of European standards for Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP) were made in the decade between 1995 and ...

Bellvitge: Unexpected Success - Against all Odds

Bellvitge: Unexpected Success - Against all Odds

[2014] An example of successful efforts for security management in Bellvitge, an extremely high density of residential homes in high-rise slabs in the periphery of Barcelona. In general, this kind ...

MILAN: Crime Prevention through Urban Design

MILAN: Crime Prevention through Urban Design

[2014] Is it possible to identify which factors of the physical and social environment have an influence on safety and perception of safety? This booklet, deriving from the COST TU 1203 workshop held ...

High-rise in trouble. The Bijlmermeer in Amsterdam

High-rise in trouble. The Bijlmermeer in Amsterdam

[2014] In a short period, between 1960 and the mid‐1970s, high‐rise buildings were constructed in all western countries. The city of Amsterdam followed this example and as a solution for the ...

How Manchester is designing out crime

How Manchester is designing out crime

How Manchester is designing out crime in Moss Side and Wythenshawe estates.

Take back your city with paint

Make a city beautiful, curb corruption by transforming public spaces with colorful designs.

Linia otwocka -Rekomendacje SISKOM dla niewielkich prac remontowych

Linia otwocka -Rekomendacje SISKOM dla niewielkich prac remontowych

[2014] Presentation (in Polish) with recommendations for accessibility of 8 minor stations in Warsaw.