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Neighborhood Structure, Crime, and Fear of Crime Testing Bursik and Grasmick"s Neighborhood Control Theory (Criminal Justice Recent Scholarship) by Clete Snell

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Published by LFB Scholarly Publishing .
Written in English


  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Social networks,
  • Law,
  • Sociology,
  • Sociology, Urban,
  • Criminology,
  • Government - State, Provincial & Municipal,
  • Crime,
  • Research,
  • Social control

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8802273M
ISBN 101931202079
ISBN 109781931202077

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  Fear of crime emerges as a social phenomenon (Austin et al., ) which, in extreme cases, impinges on the quality of life (Jackson and Gray, ), causes paranoia, anxiety and other. So, while actual crime has decreased, perceptions of the amount of crime have increased, with fear of crime at almost an all-time high in (Johnson, ). It has been suggested that fear of crime is more strongly associated with the aforementioned social and physical vulnerability factors than with actual crime rates (Hinkle & Weisburd, ).   Fear of crime has been a serious social problem studied for almost 40 years. Early researchers focused on operationalization and conceptualization of fear of crime, specifically focusing on what fear of crime was (and was not) and how to best tap into the fear of crime construct. This research also found that while crime rates had been declining, fear of crime rates had stayed relatively stable. Irrespective of recorded crime levels, public perception is that crime is on the increase,1, 2 and halting crime has been the public’s priority for government spending for several years.3 Studies report an inverse association between fear of crime and subjective measures of physical, general, and mental health.4 – 6 The direction of causality and linking pathways remain unclear.

All those affected by fear of crime have the chances of succumbing to the exclusion or social isolation. There is a consistent finding for the relationship between fear of crime and gender. Women are more likely to suffer from fear of crime in comparison to men. There is different meaning of fear of crime for men and women. The fear of crime refers to the fear of being a victim of crime as opposed to the actual probability of being a victim of crime. The fear of crime, along with fear of the streets and the fear of youth, is said to have been in Western culture for "time immemorial". While fear of crime can be differentiated into public feelings, thoughts and behaviors about the personal risk of criminal. Fear of crime. Fear of crime is a complex concept that raises a number of challenging definitional and methodological issues and is discussed further in Fear of crime; measures and two most important subconcepts here are the individual’s perceived risk of being a victim of crime and his or her emotional responses to crime, such as worry or anxiety.   Neighborhood structure emerged as a predictor of citizen's fear even after controlling for race, age, gender and education. Results indicated that perceived disorder neighborhood structure was strongly associated with citizens’ fear of crime.