Finding one's bearings in relation to a constantly growing body of research and drawing one's own conclusions is often difficult. This also applies to research on the effects produced by measures intended to combat crime. Systematic meta-analyses are one means of helping people to pick their way through the jungle of research findings.
The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) has therefore initiated the publication of a series of meta-analyses, in the context of which internationally renowned researchers are commissioned to perform the studies on our behalf. In this study, Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington have carried out a meta-analysis of the effects on crime of improved street lighting based on 13 evaluations from the United States and United Kingdom.
David P. Farrington, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychological Criminology in the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.Brandon C. Welsh, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Authors: Brandon C. Welsh, David P. Farrington
Year of publication: 2008
Publikationsnummer: ISBN 978-91-85664-78-8