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Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times
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Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times

Stephen D. Farrall, Jonathan Jackson, and Emily Gray

Abstract

The fear of crime has been recognized as an important social problem in its own right, with a significant number of citizens in many countries concerned about crime. In this book, the chapters critically review the main findings from over thirty-five years of research into attitudes to crime, highlighting groups who are most fearful of crime and exploring the theories used to account for that fear. Using this research, the text moves on to propose a new model for the fear of crime, arguing that such methods, which involve intensity questions (such as ‘how worried are you about x …’), may actua ... More

Keywords: fear of crime, attitudes to crime, intensity questions, expressive component, attitudinal component, quantitative data, British Crime Survey, social attitudes, social backgrounds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199540815
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540815.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen D. Farrall, author
Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Law, Politics & Justice at the University of Keele

Jonathan Jackson, author
Lecturer in Research Methodology at the Methodology Institute, London School of Economics

Emily Gray, author
Research Fellow in the Institute of Law, Politics and Justice at the University of Keele

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