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Fear of Crime

  • By: Elizabeth H. McConnell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Definitional ambiguity regarding fear of crime is pervasive; however, most researchers relate it to being afraid of becoming a victim of crime when frequenting public areas. Fear of crime gained national recognition in the 1960s as a viable topic of social ...

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