Through the use of CPTED concepts and principles, I.C.P Consulting will work to provide you with the tools to help deter criminals from committing crime at your property.
What is CPTED and how does it work:
- CPTED deters crime through designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior.
- CPTED is an approach to problem solving that considers environmental conditions and the opportunities they offer for crime or other unintended and undesirable behaviors. CPTED attempts to reduce or eliminate those opportunities by using elements of the environment to deter crime by:
* Controlling Access (Natural Access Control)
* Providing opportunities to see and be seen (Natural Surveillance)
* Defining ownership (Territorial Reinforcement)
* Identifying Long Term Controls (Maintenance)
- CPTED may be distinctly different from traditional policing, yet it is very consistent with problem oriented policing, in four ways:
* It considers a broad array of problems, not just crime.
* It requires a systematic analysis of crime events and the conditions and factors that contribute to opportunities for crime.
* It results in a set of programs or strategies that are proactive and tailored to the problem and the location.
* It engages an array of citizens, government agencies, and local institutions, each of which has a role to play in defining the problem and deciding upon an appropriate solution, as well as some accountability for long–term improvements.
- Contemporary approaches, including CPTED, emerged out of research on the relationship between crime and place, theories known variously as environmental criminology, situational prevention, rational choice theory, or routine activities theory, among others. Each theoretical approach focuses on the crime event and how a criminal offender understands and uses the environment to commit a crime.
Like CPTED, this research asks, why here?
Broken Window Theory–
James Wilson and George Kelling
Concept is no matter what type of neighborhood, if a building is left with a broken window, grafitti, trash, etc., long enough, disorder and decline of the building or area surrounding it will spread.
Jane Jacobs – The Death and Life of Great American Cities
“The first thing to understand is that the public peace….is not kept primarily by the police, as necessary as police are. It is kept by an intricate, almost unconscious network of voluntary controls and standards among people themselves…No amount of police can enforce civilization where the normal, casual enforcement of it has broken down.”