The Fear of Crime

1st Edition

Jason Ditton, Stephen Farrall

Routledge
Published December 29, 2000
Reference - 584 Pages
ISBN 9781840140637 - CAT# Y285331
Series: The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology

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Summary

Studies of the fear of crime have constituted what is undeniably the fastest growing research area within criminology in the last decade and this shows no sign of diminishing. The editors have a distinguished record of innovative research in the field, being responsible for a number of seminal empirical and theoretical articles. In this volume, they have collected together and for the first time, all the most significant contributions to the field. The collection includes an introductory essay by the editors and articles reflecting: an overview of the field; the causes of vulnerability; the sources of information on victimisation; the methods used to survey fear; the theoretical models employed to explain it; and the nature of policies designed to reduce fear.

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