Timothy D. Crowe, renowned criminologist and author of the text book on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, passed away on February 21, 2009 after a brief cancer-related illness. Tim served as a consultant and trainer over a distinguished 35 year period during which time he personally trained over 6,000 police officers, community planners and design professionals from across the United States and numerous other countries. Tim lent his expertise to housing, school security and transportation programs in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. He was also instrumental in the planning of major events and neighbourhood redevelopment programs.
Tim served as the Director of the National Crime Prevention Institute (NCPI) at the University of Louisville and created NCPI’s CPTED training program and was the principle CPTED instructor for the American Crime Prevention Institute.
On Oct. 19th, 2003, Tim was named the first Honourary member of CPTED Ontario having generously agreed to be the keynote speaker at the inaugural CPTED Ontario conference held in Mississauga, Ontario in the fall of 2001. Tim was invited back to our 7th annual conference where he once again agreed to generously speak at the York Region conference held in the fall of 2007.
Tim’s academic studies include an extended stay in Florence, Italy, where he attended courses in architectural history and classics, a B. S. degree in Criminology and Humanities and a M. S. degree in Criminology.
Tim is fondly remembered by those who knew him and benefitted from his “unique intelligence, wit and humour”.