The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting the next Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) certificate program December 14-16, 2021 via Zoom.

This program is coordinated by Linda Nubani, assistant professor of interior design.

The Complete CPTED Certificate Training is a three-day course that focuses on understanding the relationship between the physical environment and criminal opportunities. 

Participants will be introduced to theories on crimes, offender’s decision-making process in relation to the physical environment and principals of CPTED. 

Instruction will be a combination of lectures, in-class exercises/assessments and a field assessment. Lectures will cover the following topics: 

  • Theories in criminology (Rational Choice Theory, Routine Activity Theory, Situational Crime Prevention). 
  • CPTED background/principals (surveillance, access, territoriality and maintenance). 
  • Lighting. 
  • Color Psychology/materials. 
  • Traffic calmers. 
  • Terror mitigation. 
  • Use of art. 
  • Public restrooms. 
  • Use of charrettes in community engagement to reduce crime. 
  • Case studies: Bank robberies, convenient stores, car theft, residential homes, emergency departments/hospitals, schools, university buildings, parks, and correctional facilities

To receive certification participants will need to complete a final exam.

What:  Complete CPTED Certificate Training  

When:  Dec 14-16, 2021. 

Where:  Virtually via zoom 

Who:  Planners, developers, landlords, business owners, law enforcement and anyone interested in understanding crime prevention through environmental design. 

Register:  Register online today 

Learn more about the CPTED Program. For questions, contact Linda Nubani at 

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