It is a brilliant idea to combat vandalism by using "high intensity lighting

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It is a brilliant idea to combat vandalism by using "high intensity lighting
It is a brilliant idea to combat vandalism by using "high intensity lighting," and I agree to the president's recommendation that Amburg should follow suit.
Any measure intended to combat vandalism must be based on a good understanding of vandalism and people who commit it. In my opinion, vandalism is committed not out of hatred, but for pleasure. Namely, people (usually the young) who commit it do not hate people and things, they are not against the law, and they seldom commit other types of crimes. Their trouble is a very unimportant form of unhappiness: boredom, an enemy of "pleasure. "
For these people, a traditional, effective way to kill boredom is to experience something of an adventure. In the past, only a very small fraction of people — e. g. , a couple of persons out of the entire population of a town, and a score of people out of the whole nation — were bored to death. And they would spend a fortune to kill thek boredom, by going to Africa to kill lions, for instance. Nowadays, however, there is an army of such people in each town. Usually regarded as good-for-nothings and with little money, these people can afford to kill thek boredom only by the cheapest means, one of which is the destruction or smearing of public property, which cost them nothing but provide them with a type of excitement. GHD MK5

Thus a sensation of adventure is what the vandals seek after. And that sensation originates in an atmosphere of secrecy, which is the source of the pleasure derived from vandalism. And this is the secret of Belleville's success ; by installing high intensity lighting where vandalism is likely to happen, you destroy every factor in such secrecy. Namely, when you perform vandalism under intense lighting, you do not achieve the sought-after sensation of adventure; you do, instead, make a fool of yourself by letting other people watch you performing an act that has traditionally been carried out under cover of darkness, all in order to cause the whole town to marvel: "What remarkable guy did that!" In short, by installing high intensity lighting, vandalism, which has resulted from boredom and is intended to result in pleasure and adventure, is now something boring, pleasureless, and advantureless. Considering that the installation of such lighting is simpler and cheaper than sending out patrolling police, and that the measure functions to undermine the very basis of vandalism, we can not but admire its inventor.

And that is why Amburg has failed to tackle its vandalism by means of " police patrols:" to the vandals, the police are lovely, interesting people to hide away from, to play tricks on, or to be deceived, and are therefore an important element of thek pleasure. For that reason, they are only too glad to come across policemen in the night, and may call a night without contacting the police "boring. " When you take this into consideration, you find it only too natural that "the rate of vandalism there remains constant" after Amburg has used its "police patrols. "ghd pretty in pink
The Amburg failure story is just as impressive as the Belleville success story. But they both evidence what the president of Amburg's Chamber of Commerce has got to say: "high intensity lighting is apparently the most effective way to combat crime," and, with crime thus reduced by means of that, "we can revita

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