Friday, August 10, 2012
Jonathan Jackson and Ioanna Gouseti (London School of Economics & Political Science - Methodology Institute and London School of Economics & Political Science - Methodology Institute) have posted Fear of Crime: An Entry to the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, J. Mitchell Miller, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the 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.