Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach for reducing crime through urban and environmental design and the management and use of built environments. CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas and reduce opportunities for crime and fear of crime. CPTED is pronounced ‘sep-ted’ and it is known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms.
Promoting CPTED Globally & Locally
The ICA promotes the use of CPTED globally and supports local organizations, practitioners and communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments.
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The Benefits of Being a Member of the International CPTED Association (ICA)
The ICA supports local organisations, practitioners and communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments. Members of the ICA become part of the largest international network of CPTED practitioners and researchers from developed as well as developing countries. The benefits of being a member of the ICA include the following:
Join our first live webinar!
We're proud to present an inaugural webinar of the ICA.
Our first webinar will focus on a current topic of great consequence: social unrest. Our guests speaking on the topic are Dr Macarena Rau, the President of the ICA, and Greg Saville, Inaugural Chair and Co-founder of the ICA.
Read more about the event and register HERE.
Our Latest ICA White Paper -
The ICA Course Accreditation Program (CAP) is a product of extensive research and hard work of the ICA Accreditation Committee that started in 2015. The CAP builds upon our long-standing ICA Certified CPTED Practitioner Program for Individuals (ICCP). This paper presents early work of the Accreditation Committee led by Gregory Saville, our new program that was launched in 2019. You can learn more about the CAP here.
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CPTED Manual For Police Implemented by 11 EU Organizations
A project co-funded by the European Union Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union has developed and implemented this manual for police throughout Europe and internationally. You can download the manual in English version here.
ICA Perspective Newsletter
Our NEW ICA Perspective Newsletter from August to December 2019 has now been published! Our members can access all our newsletters HERE.