cpted ontario Course Guidelines

On July 25, 2017, CPTED Ontario Board of Directors approved the following Course Outlines for the CPTED Basic Level 1 and CPTED Advanced Level 2 courses. These course outlines will be basis for the  educational component of the proposed CPTED Certification Process.

 

CPTED Basic Level 1 Course Outline (Theory)

 

Course Criteria: Minimum – 32 hours
 

Part 1

Introduction to CPTED

Definition of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The need and benefits of CPTED

CPTED Stakeholders

Types of CPTED Approaches

  • Reactive

  • Proactive

Asking the right questions:

  • Introduction to Paradigms

  • Concepts of Paradigms

  • Crime Environments through the offender’s eyes

Background, History and Influences:

  • C. Ray Jeffery

  • Oscar Newman

  • Jane Jacobs

  • Timothy Crowe

Part 2

Crime and Prevention

Crime Prevention

  • Definition

  • Crime triangle

Criminal Desires

  • A micro spatial approach to crime opportunity

Part 3

CPTED 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”

Part 4

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 5

Forms versus Function – The Battle with Aesthetics

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 Process

  • The Planning Act

  • Site Plan Review Exercise

* This part should 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 6

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 7

CPTED Application

 

Where CPTED can work

Limitations

CPTED disclaimer

CPTED and Workplace Violence Legislation

Introduction to CPTED Ontario

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

 

Revised: January 31, 2015

 

CPTED Level 2 Course Outline

(Practical)

 

Course Criteria: Minimum – 32 hours

Students required to have taken CPTED Basic Level 1 Course

Students can not take the Advanced Level 2 Course within a six (6) month period of completing the Basic Level 1 Course 

Students must demonstrated the usage of the CPTED principles and strategies, in their work

Part 1

CPTED Refresher

 

  • Class members 

  • Introductions

  • Outline their CPTED experiences since the Level 1 course

  • Expectations

  • Quick Review of the CPTED concepts and applications

 

 

Part 2

Using the Environment to Affect Behaviors

 

  • Space and the impact of social dynamics

  • Defensible Space

  • Undefended Space

  • Offensible Space

  • Ambiguous/Indefensible Space

  • Hierarchy of Space

  • 3D approach to Developing Exterior Space

  • 3D approach to Developing Interior Space

  • Loitering 

  • Loitering Matrix

  • Anti -loitering devices and methods

  • Public Nuisance

  • Skateboarding

  • Graffiti

  • Vandalism

Part 3

CPTED Field Audits

 

  • Why conduct a field audit

  • How to conduct a field audit

  • Basic Information needed to conduct a CPTED Audit

  • Tools for a field audit

  • Field audit methodology

  • Field audit reports

  • CPTED disclaimer

  • CPTED Audit Exercise 

  • Exterior application

  • Interior application

  • CPTED Audit Presentation to class

Part 4

Proactive CPTED

 

  • Municipal Site Plan Process

  • How does CPTED fit into the Municipal Site Plan Process

  • How to implement CPTED into the Municipal Site Plan Process

  • How to read a Site or Landscape Plan

  • How to read the essentials elements of a plan in order to conduct a CPTED review

  • How to read the site and/or landscape plan from a 3 dimensional perspective

  • How to read building plans

  • How to read the essentials elements of a plan in order to conduct a CPTED review

  • CPTED in Public Spaces

  • Parks and open spaces

  • Public facilities

  • Renovations

  • New construction

* This part should 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 5

Target Hardening

 

Physical Security Strategies

Lighting

Effectiveness of CCTV

Locks, hardware, window security, alarms 

Barriers

Part 6

Lessons from the Field

 

An opportunity for the class to bring their own projects which they have worked or are working on to receive input and feedback from the instructors and class members.

Revised: July 25, 2017