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Title: STUDY TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF STREET LIGHTING ON STREET CRIME, PHASE 1 - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): R WRIGHT; D THOMAS; P PELLETIER; K DICKINSON
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-71-132
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DATA ACCUMULATION PHASE OF A KANSAS CITY PROJECT TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF STREET LIGHTING ON CRIME.
Abstract: IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE PHASE 1 OBJECTIVES, THE RESEARCHERS HAVE FORMULATED A CONCEPTUAL, SYSTEM-BASED MODEL OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR TO SERVE AS A SOURCE OF HYPOTHESES AND A CONTEXT FOR INTERPRETING OBSERVATIONS. VARIOUS DATA SOURCES ARE CONSIDERED, AND POLICE OFFENSE FILES ARE CHOSEN FOR CRIME DATA, WHILE A PHOTOMETRIC LIGHTING DATA SOURCE IS DEVISED. A STRATIFIED SAMPLING APPROACH IS USED TO OBTAIN A RANDOM SAMPLE OF OVER 1000 CENSUS BLOCKS. DUMMY-VARIABLE REGRESSION TECHNIQUES ARE THE CHOICE FOR DATA ANALYSIS, MOST OF WHICH WILL BE PERFORMED IN PHASE II. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS INDICATES THAT LIGHTING GENERALLY DETERS BOTH STREET AND NON-STREET OFFENSES.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Data collections; Evaluative research; Lighting; Missouri; Physical crime prevention
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