Accession Number : ADA267957


Title :   The American Response to Fear of Crime


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Turner, Rickey H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267957.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 194


Abstract : A survey of American citizens revealed fear of criminal victimization had a significant influence over peoples lives (Gallup Poll, 1989). The fear of crime has become an important area of research for criminal justice professionals. This paper looked at who feared crime and how citizens reacted to their fear of crime. Next, crime victim survey results and police records of crime were presented to assess whether the publics' fear of crime was justified. Finally some suggestions were presented to reduce citizens' fear of crime.


Descriptors :   *CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM , UNITED STATES , EDUCATION , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , REDUCTION , FEAR , POLICE , INCOME


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE