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NCJ Number: 229826 Find in a Library
Title: Comparing the Determinants of Concern About Terrorism and Crime
Journal: Global Crime  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:1-15
Author(s): Tilman Bruck; Catherine Muller
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 15
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article examines worries about different life domains with a particular focus on worries about terrorism and crime.
Abstract: Both crime and terrorism impose costs onto society through the channels of fear and worry. Identifying and targeting groups that are especially affected by worries might be one way to reduce the total costs of these two types of insecurity. However, compared with the drivers of the fear of crime, the determinants of concerns regarding global terrorism are less well known. Using nationally representative survey data, the study analysed and compared the individual determinants of concern about global terrorism and crime. It shows that worries about terrorism are driven by similar determinants as those about crime, which could have important policy implications. The study, furthermore, provides an insight into the structure of the determinants of concerns regarding other public and private goods. Tables and appendix (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Socioeconomic impact of terrorism
Index Term(s): Fear of crime; National crime surveys; Public information; Public Opinion of Crime; Victims of terrorism
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