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NCJ Number: 160738 Find in a Library
Title: Fear of Crime in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem: Physical and Social Correlates (From Crime and Place, P 185-197, 1995, John E Eck and David Weisburd, eds. -- See NCJ-160730)
Author(s): N S Kevorkian
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press

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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated fear of crime among the elderly in terms of differences between those who lived in open and closed environments, based on data obtained from the Armenian population living within the confines of the old city of Jerusalem.
Abstract: Half of the Armenian population lived within the closed environment of the Armenian Monastery, while the other half lived in an adjacent open quarter of Jerusalem. Results showed that fear among the elderly was greater in the open environment. The image of the environment was perceived to be more risky in the open area, and perceptions of crime and victimization levels were higher among the elderly who lived in the open area. The social control system in the closed area appeared to prevent crime and keep residents from being victimized. Almost 90 percent of residents in the closed area did not become crime victims, compared with more than two-thirds of those in the open area. Moreover, the vicarious victimization of individuals who lived under the informal social control system was very low compared to individuals who lived in the open and uncontrolled area. Environmental protection directly affected fear of crime. 36 references and 3 tables
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Crimes against the elderly; Elderly victims; Fear of crime; Foreign crime prevention; Israel; Social control; Victims in foreign countries
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