International library of criminology, criminal justice & penology.
"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."--Provided by publisher.
"First published 2000 by Ashgate Publishing"--title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I AN OVERVIEW OF THE FIELD chapter 1 Public Reaction to Crime in the Streets chapter 2 A Cross-National Comparison of Victims of Crime: Victim Surveys of Twelve Countries part PART II THE CAUSES OF VULNERABILITY chapter 3 Safe Conduct: Women, Crime, and Self in Public Places chapter 4 Boys Don't Cry: Masculinities, Fear of Crime and Fearlessness chapter 5 The Elderly's Fear of Crime: A Critical Examination of the Research chapter 6 Fear of Criminal Victimization: The Effect of Neighborhood Racial Composition chapter 7 The Effects of Building Size on Personal Crime and Fear of Crime chapter 8 The Impact of Victimization on Fear part PART III THE SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON VICTIMIZATION chapter 9 The Impact of a Crime Wave: Perceptions, Fear, and Confidence in the Police chapter 10 Living With Television: The Violence Profile chapter 11 Television Viewing and Fear of Victimization: Is the Relationship Causal? chapter 12 Television Viewing and Fear of Crime: Where Is the Mean World? chapter 13 Feeling Safe by Comparison: Crime in the Newspapers chapter 14 Fear of Crime: Read All About It? The Relationship between Newspaper Crime Reporting and Fear of Crime part PART IV THE METHODS OF SURVEYING chapter 15 The Measurement of Fear of Crime chapter 16 Methodological Problems in the Study of Fears chapter 17 New Methodological Perspectives for Victimization Surveys: The Potentials of Computer-Assisted Telephone Surveys and Some Related Innovations chapter 18 Methodological Problems in Victim Surveys and their Implications for Research in Victimology part PART V THEORETICAL MODELS OF EXPLANATION chapter 19 Criminology: Testing Alternative Models of Fear of Crime chapter 20 Fear of Crime in Residential Environments: Testing a Social Psychological Model chapter 21 Vulnerability, Locus of Control, and Worry about Crime chapter 22 Block Crime and Fear: Defensible Space, Local Social Ties, and Territorial Functioning part PART VI POLICIES TO REDUCE FEAR chapter 23 Fear of Crime: The Effect of Improved Residential Security on a Difficult To Let Estate chapter 24 The Effectiveness of a Police-Initiated Fear-Reducing Strategy chapter 25 Reducing Fear of Crime: Strategies for Intervention chapter 26 Community Crime Prevention: An Analysis of a Developing Strategy chapter 27 Environmental Improvements and the Fear of Crime: The Sad Case of the "Pond" Area in Glasgow part PART VII THE FUTURE? chapter 28 Afraid or Angry? Recalibrating the "Fear" of Crime.