Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Association Law and Legal Definition

The Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach to deter criminal behavior through environmental design. The CPTED works to reduce crime opportunity through procedural and mechanical means to provide access control, surveillance, and territoriality measures. The mission of the CPTED is to create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies. Members of the organization include, planners, architects, developers, police, security professionals, academics, and others interested in incorporating urban safety planning.