Fear of Crime and the Psychology of Risk
London School of Economics & Political Science: Department of Methodology
London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology
September 16, 2012
Jackson, J. and Gouseti, I., ‘Fear of Crime and the Psychology of Risk’, entry in Bruinsma, G. and Wesiburd, D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Springer-Verlag, Forthcoming
Research on the fear of crime has developed slowly but surely since the early 1960s, providing a rich interdisciplinary literature of empirical, conceptual and methodological interest. But studies often lack theoretical reach and ambition. In an attempt to stimulate inter-disciplinary work that spans psychological and sociological modes of analysis, this entry tries to reframe the fear of crime literature according to psychological insights into social and risk perception.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: fear of crime, construal-level theory, psychological proximity, risk perception, sensitivity to risk, affect, worry
JEL Classification: K40Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 5, 2012 ; Last revised: March 11, 2013
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