CPTED Level 1 Course Outline


Part 1:


            Introduction to CPTED

  • Breakdown of CPTED name

  • How does CPTED work?

  • Introduction to CPTED benefits

  • Proactive vs Reactive

  • Definition of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

  • History and Influences:       

            - Timothy Crowe

            - Jane Jacobs

            - Oscar Newman

            - C. Ray Jeffery

  • CPTED Fundamentals and Approach:

            - Conceptual Thrust

            - CPTED Emphasis

            - the CPTED motto

            - Design and Environment definition

            - CPTED Stakeholders

            - CPTED Results

            - CPTED Approach

  • Paradigms:

            - Introduction to Paradigms

            - Concepts of Paradigms

            - Crime Environments through the offender’s eyes

  • CPTED Design Concepts:

            - Surveillance

  • Natural

  • Mechanical

  • Organized

            - Access Control

  • Natural

  • Mechanical

  • Organized

- Territorial Reinforcement

  • Maintenance

  • Defensible Space

  • Broken Window Theory

- Target Hardening

  • Lighting

  • CCTV

  • Alarms

  • Barriers

  • Conventional “crime analysis”

  • Crime Prevention

  • Definition

  • Crime triangle

  • Criminal Desires

  • A micro spatial approach to crime opportunity


Part 2


            CPTED Strategies:


  • 3D approach to Space Assessment

  • Designation

  • Definition

  • Design

  • Nine CPTED Strategies

  • Clear border definition

  • Relocation of gathering areas

  • Unsafe activities/Safe locations

  • Safe activities/Unsafe locations

  • Scheduling of space

  • Overcoming distance and location

  • Marked transitions; zones

  • Provide natural barriers

  • Perception of natural surveillance


Part 3


       Introduction to Designer’s Perspective of CPTED*


  • Proactive CPTED

  • Benefits: CPTED is just good design

  • How to use CPTED as a good planning and design tool

  • Introduction of CPTED in the Planning Process

  • Site Plan Review Exercise


            * This part will be taught by design professional, a member of the Ontario  Association of Architects, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects or   the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.


Part 4


            Introduction to CPTED Analysis


  • Crime Analysis and Problem Identification

  • Demographics

  • Land Use Compatibilities (neighbouring)

  • Observations

  • Environmental cues ie: maintenance

  • Movement predictors

  • Entrapment spots

  • Leftover spaces

  • Landscape practices

  • Signs

  • Residents or Users Interviews

  • Field Exercise


Part 5


         CPTED Application


  • Where CPTED can work

  • Limitations

  • CPTED disclaimer

  • CPTED and Workplace Violence Legislation

  • Introduction to CPTED Ontario



NOTES: Case Studies will be used to demonstrate elements of the course.



Level 1 Registration Form

Fall Course
The in class session -October 7th/8th is Full

Course Fees


$625.00 plus

HST ($81.25)  = $706.25

Please note that all credit card information will be destroyed after the payment is processed

Group Discount

For groups of three or more from one company or agency, the CPTED Professional Training Centre  will offer a 10% discount per student


Cancellation Policy​


  • A fee of $100.00 will be applied to any cancellations prior to three weeks of the course.

  • A full credit for future courses will be given to any cancellation within three weeks of the course.

  • No refunds for cancellations within a week of the course


The CPTED Professional Training Centre reserves the right to cancel any course, two weeks prior to the course date if the minimum registration threshold is not met.