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NCJ Number: 120838 Find in a Library
Title: Fear of Crime and Quality of Life: A Test of Garofalo and Laub's Model
Journal: Criminal Justice Review  Volume:13  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1988)  Pages:13-19
Author(s): D C Hale
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 8
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the issue of whether fear of crime is distinct from, or part of, quality of life.
Abstract: Through a factor analysis of data taken from a police foot patrol evaluation study conducted (1979-1981) in Flint, Michigan, it was found that the quality-of-life model can be partially supported since fear of crime was not separate from other concerns about the neighborhood. It is recommended that in future studies the quality-of-life issue be considered in measuring residents' fear of crime in their neighborhoods. 2 tables, 1 figure, 42 references. (Author abstract).
Main Term(s): Fear of crime; Public Attitudes/Opinion
Index Term(s): Michigan; Victim reactions to crime
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