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Fear of Crime


FERRARO, KENNETH F. Fear of Crime: Interpreting Victimization Risk. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.

——. "Women's Fear of Victimization: Shadow of Sexual Assault?" Social Forces 75 (1996): 667–690.

SKOGAN, WESLEY G. Disorder and Decline: Crime and the Spiral of Decay in American Neighborhoods. New York: Free Press, 1990.

SKOGAN, WESLEY G., and MAXFIELD, MICHAEL G. Coping with Crime: Individual and Neighborhood Reactions. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage, 1981.

WARR, MARK. "The Accuracy of Public Beliefs about Crime." Social Forces 59 (1980): 456–470.

——. "Fear of Victimization: Why Are Women and the Elderly More Afraid?" Social Science Quarterly 65 (1984): 681–702.

——. "Fear of Rape among Urban Women." Social Problems 32 (1985): 238–250.

——. "Fear of Victimization and Sensitivity to Risk." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 3 (1987): 29–46.

——. "Dangerous Situations: Social Context and Fear of Victimization." Social Forces 68 (1990): 891–907.

——. "Altruistic Fear of Victimization in Households." Social Science Quarterly 73 (1992): 723–736.

——. "Public Perceptions and Reactions to Violent Offending and Victimization." In Understanding and Preventing Violence. Vol. 4, Consequences and Control. Edited by Albert J. Reiss, Jr. and Jeffrey A. Roth. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994. Pages 1–66.

——. "Poll Trends: Public Opinion on Crime and Punishment." Public Opinion Quarterly 59 (1995): 296–310.

——. "Fear of Crime in the United States: Avenues for Research and Policy." In Crime and Justice 2000. Vol. 4, Measurement and Analysis of Crime and Justice. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice, 2000.

WARR, MARK, and STAFFORD, MARK C. "Fear of Victimization: A Look at the Proximate Causes." Social Forces 61 (1983): 1033–1043.

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