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NCJ Number: 128661 Find in a Library
Title: Lighting: Light Technology as an Aid to Crime Prevention
Author(s): S W Heugen; S M J deKrom; A W A Moll; A J H Voermans
Corporate Author: Postbus 20301
Directie Criminaliteitspreventie
Ministerie van Justice
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 48
Publication Number: ISBN 90-5319-002-3
Sale Source: Postbus 20301
Directie Criminaliteitspreventie
Ministerie van Justice
2500 EH's-Gravenhage,
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: The use of lighting as a crime prevention measure is reviewed from both the general prevention effectiveness aspect as well as the technical knowledge required for a lighting installation.
Abstract: The positive and negative functions of improved inside and outside lighting as a preventive tool for burglary and vandalism in homes and businesses are discussed in chapter one. Chapter two reviews the technical knowledge, such as lamp types, current, wattage, the effect of colored lights, and physics properties of lighting. Included are diagrams of electrical circuitry, photographs of lamp types, and a schema that includes technical and cost-efficiency information for a specified lighting installation. An appendix lists electrical symbols and other technical electrical information. 30 references in English and Dutch
Main Term(s): Lighting
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Foreign criminal justice planning; Physical crime prevention
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