Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2009

344 Pages | tables and figures


ISBN: 9780199540815

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Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times

Stephen D. Farrall, Jonathan Jackson, and Emily Gray

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Offers a new model for analysing the fear of crime that distinguishes between those who say they fear crime from those who actually experience it
  • Builds upon the methodological work carried out by the authors which concludes that the results of fear of crime surveys may be a function of the way the topic is researched
  • Combines quantitative data from the British crime Survey with new, theoretically informed questions to alter what we know about the fear of crime
  • Critically reviews the findings of over 35 years of research into public attitudes on crime
  • Examines the different social attitudes and backgrounds of those who fear crime and explores whether there is more than one social norm of the fear of crime

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