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

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

6 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2012 Last revised: 30 Aug 2013

Jonathan Jackson

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Methodology

Ioanna Gouseti

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Methodology

Date Written: July 27, 2012

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.

Keywords: fear of crime, risk perception, neighborhood disorder, crime precaution

JEL Classification: K40

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2118663

Jonathan Jackson (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Methodology ( email )

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Ioanna Gouseti

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Methodology ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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