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NCJ Number: NCJ 047011     Find in a Library
Title: STREET LIGHTING PROJECTS - NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM PHASE I REPORT
Author(s): J M TIEN ; V F O'DONNELL ; BARNETT A I ; P B MIRCHANDANI
Corporate Author: Public Systems Evaluation, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 112
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
Grant Number: 76NI-99-0090
Publication Number: SERIES A N 21
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF 
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW ON THE IMPACT OF STREET LIGHTING ON CRIME AND THE FEAR OF CRIME IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE REPORT, WHICH IS BASED ON A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PAST AND ONGOING STREET-LIGHTING PROJECTS, DOCUMENTS A NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM PHASE I STUDY. THE HISTORICAL AND TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT OF STREET LIGHTING IS TRACED, ISSUES RELEVANT TO STREET LIGHTING AND CRIME ARE REVIEWED, AND AN EVALUATION FRAMEWORK FOR THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STREET-LIGHTING PROJECTS IS DEVELOPED. A SYSTEMATIC ASSESSMENT OF EVALUATION STUDIES IN STREET LIGHTING IS PRESENTED, AND DESIGN FOR THE EVALUATION OF INDIVIDUAL STREET-LIGHTING PROJECTS IS OUTLINED. GAPS IN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT STREET LIGHTING AND CRIME ARE IDENTIFIED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED. THE REPORT POINTS TO THE LACK OF RELIABLE, UNIFORM DATA AND TO THE INADEQUACY OF EVALUATION STUDIES ON STREET LIGHTING AND CRIME. IT IS NOTED THAT, WHILE THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT EVIDENCE THAT STREET LIGHTING AFFECTS THE LEVEL OF CRIME, THERE IS A STRONG INDICATION THAT INCREASED LIGHTING DECREASES THE FEAR OF CRIME. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT RESEARCH FOCUS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIGHT AND CRIME AT THE MICRO AND MACRO LEVELS, AND THAT EVALUATION ACTIVITIES CONCENTRATE ON ASSURING THE UNIFORMITY AND COMPARABILITY OF DATA ON THE IMPACT OF STREET LIGHTING. A LIST OF REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. FOR THE FULL FINAL REPORT OF WHICH THIS IS A SUMMARY, SEE NCJ-47010. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Lighting ; Evaluation techniques ; Physical crime prevention ; Fear of crime ; National Evaluation Program
Note: NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM
   
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