Fear of Crime: An Entry to the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology
London School of Economics & Political Science: Department of Methodology
London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology
July 27, 2012
Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, J. Mitchell Miller, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming
Fear of crime describes a range of different feelings, thoughts and behaviours that people have regarding the subjective risk of criminal victimization. In this entry the main conclusions of criminological inquiry on these feelings, thoughts and behaviours are reviewed. We also consider the ways in which individuals impute criminal threat onto individuals, groups and community conditions, and propose possible avenues for future research.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: fear of crime, risk perception, neighborhood disorder, crime precaution
JEL Classification: K40Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 28, 2012 ; Last revised: August 30, 2013
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