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NCJ Number: 227884 Find in a Library
Title: Unpacking the Relationship Between Gender and Fear of Crime: Explaining Why There Are Similarities and Differences
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:August 2009  Pages:260-263
Author(s): Jodi Lane; Bonnie S. Fisher
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 4
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper explains the contributions made to this journal issue to expand researchers' knowledge and understanding about fear of crime as it relates to understanding the relationship between gender and fear of crime.
Abstract: Each article in this journal issue is unique in its contribution to the study of fear of crime based on it tackling and unpacking new questions about the relationship between gender and fear of crime while incorporating and extending past fear research. The authors generate novel ways of thinking about the role of how and why gender plays a role in determining the extent of fear of different offenses and whether and why gender distinguishes correlates and consequences of fear. The articles focus on a range of different specific types of offenses from street crime to terrorism and uses different populations from delinquent youth, to college students, to the general public. In keying in on the range of different types of offenses, there are some similarities and differences in their cross-sectional research designs, as well as their focus on specific types of fear. The intent of this journal issue is for the articles to prompt new ideas among readers. References
Main Term(s): Fear of crime
Index Term(s): Citizen crime tolerance; Criminology; Gender issues; Public Opinion of Crime; Reactions to crime
Note: For related articles see NCJ-227885-89
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