Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Portsmouth, 2003.
The main aim of this study is to investigate the concept of fear of crime in relation to age and gender based on a new approach, to identify 1) if the consequences of fear of crime are only. Purpose. A prominent explanation of why certain groups of people fear crime more than others focuses on physical and social vulnerability. Some researchers have argued that physical vulnerability characteristics (e.g., gender, age, health) are more important in determining one's fear of crime while others have argued that social vulnerability characteristics (e.g., race and socioeconomic Cited by: applied to assess fear of crime. Finally, taking into account the results of psychological research on survey methodology, the practical value of this taxonomy for the assessment of fear of crime is discussed. Over the past three decades, fear of crime has been a recurrent theme in public policy and academic debate. Lewis, D. A., and Maxfield, M. (), “Fear in the Neighborhoods: an Investigation of the Impact of Crime” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, vol. 17 (July) – CrossRef Google Scholar.
Author(s): Grinshteyn, Erin Greer | Advisor(s): Ettner, Susan L | Abstract: Fear of crime has been defined in many ways; one definition is that it is an emotional reaction marked by feeling as though danger could result in physical harm. The amount of fear a person feels is dependent on factors that affect actual risk and perception of risk. For adolescents, personal characteristics. Actual fear is triggered by some cue, and it is unlikely that a respondent is experiencing actual fear during a survey interview. Ac-tual fear of crime is probably experienced chronically by a relatively small number of people and intermittently-in very delimited situa-tions-by most. A higher level of fear often led to a higher level of crime prevention measures taken, such as installing extra locks and lighting or participating in a neighborhood watch program. Even if people are happy with the neighborhood where they live, a large percentage of survey responders—close to 50 percent in some areas—was fearful of local crime. An investigation into the actual presence of crime in Kings Cross was then carried out and a distinct mismatch between the incidence of and fear of crime was found.
fear of crime. Neil Partington Introduction Fear of crime is “a much more widely experienced phenomenon than victimisation” (Jewkes ) and tackling the fear of crime has become a priority for criminal justice policy-makers (McLaughlin ). According to Jewkes ( ), fear of crime may be considered. "Fear of Crime" in the Polls: What they do and do not tell us Terry Bauner Fred DuBow Northwestern University Presented at the American Association of Public Opinion Research Annual. Meetings May , , Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania. This paper was prepared under Grant Number 75NI from the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Assis-. An understanding of the factors associated with fear of crime is a fundamental component of fear-reduction strategies. To effectively combat fear of crime, planners and policy makers need this knowledge to ascertain why people feel afraid. There are four streams of theoretical research that propose factors linked with fear of crime. The fear of crime refers to the fear of being a victim of crime as opposed to the actual probability of being a victim of crime. The fear of crime, along with fear of the streets and the fear of youth, is said to have been in Western culture for "time immemorial". While fear of crime can be differentiated into public feelings, thoughts and behaviors about the personal risk of criminal.