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NCJ Number: 40497 Find in a Library
Title: FEAR OF CRIME, TEST ED., OCTOBER 1976
Author(s): W G SKOGAN; W R KLECKA
Corporate Author: American Political Science Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: American Political Science Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INSTRUCTIONAL MODULE THAT EXAMINES NEW DATA ON THE CRIME PROBLEM IN LARGE AMERICAN CITIES.
Abstract: THREE PARTICULAR SUBJECTS ARE FOCUSED ON: THE FREQUENCY OF VARIOUS KINDS OF VICTIMIZATION, THE PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TARGETS OF THOSE CRIMES, AND THE IMPACT OF CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION UPON THE FEAR OF CRIME. THE DATA EMPLOYED TO STUDY THESE ISSUES WERE COLLECTED IN PERSONAL INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1973 AND EARLY 1974 IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. INTERVIEWERS QUESTIONED LARGE, RANDOMLY-SELECTED SAMPLES OF RESIDENTS OF THOSE CITIES ABOUT THEIR CRIME EXPERIENCES AND ABOUT THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF THE MAGNITUDE OF THE CRIME PROBLEM, THEIR FEAR OF VICTIMIZATION, AND THE IMPACT OF CRIME ON THEIR DAILY LIVES. THE RESULTS OF THOSE INTERVIEWS ARE INCORPORATED IN AN EXAMINATION OF A SERIES OF SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FREQUENCY, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSEQUENCES OF CRIME. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Citizen crime tolerance; Crime surveys; Fear of crime; New York; Victimization
Note: SETUPS (SUPPLEMENTARY EMPIRICAL TEACHING UNITS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE) SERIES
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