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Fear of Crime: An Entry to the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology


Jonathan Jackson


London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology

Ioanna Gouseti


London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology

July 27, 2012

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, J. Mitchell Miller, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
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: K40

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Date posted: July 28, 2012 ; Last revised: August 30, 2013

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Jackson, Jonathan and Gouseti, Ioanna, Fear of Crime: An Entry to the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (July 27, 2012). Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, J. Mitchell Miller, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2118663

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Jonathan Jackson (Contact Author)
London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology ( email )
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
+0044-207-955-7652 (Phone)
Ioanna Gouseti
London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology ( email )
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
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