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Socio-Demographic Correlates of Fear of Crime and the Social Context of Contemporary Urban China (Forthcoming)
Liu, J. H.; Messner, S. F.; Zhang, L. N.; Zhuo, Y. A.
2009-06-25
Source PublicationAmerican Journal of Community Psychology (SSCI) (Scopus)
ISSN1573-2770
Pages93-108
AbstractPrevious research in the West has established major socio-demographic correlates of fear of crime. The interpretation of these correlates is typically based on the concept of physical or social vulnerability of individuals. These correlates are implicitly regarded as invariant to social or community contexts, reflecting universal human behavioral patterns. The present study argues that social change may alter patterns of perceptions associated with fear among socio-demographic groups, thus affecting socio-demographic correlates of fear of crime. We explore how social changes in China have created a generational gap that influences the effects of age and education on fear of crime. The study finds that, in contrast with the wellestablished patterns in Western communities, the young and educated exhibit a higher level of fear of crime in urban China than their counterparts. The study also finds that consistent with Western literature, females are fearful and that personal victimization experience increases the level of fear. We discuss the social and community processes that produce these interesting patterns.
KeywordFear of crime Vulnerability Neighborhoods Criminal justice China
Language英語English
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PUB ID3389
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES
Corresponding AuthorLiu, J. H.
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Liu, J. H.,Messner, S. F.,Zhang, L. N.,et al. Socio-Demographic Correlates of Fear of Crime and the Social Context of Contemporary Urban China (Forthcoming)[J]. American Journal of Community Psychology (SSCI) (Scopus),2009:93-108.
APA Liu, J. H.,Messner, S. F.,Zhang, L. N.,&Zhuo, Y. A. .(2009).Socio-Demographic Correlates of Fear of Crime and the Social Context of Contemporary Urban China (Forthcoming).American Journal of Community Psychology (SSCI) (Scopus),93-108.
MLA Liu, J. H.,et al."Socio-Demographic Correlates of Fear of Crime and the Social Context of Contemporary Urban China (Forthcoming)".American Journal of Community Psychology (SSCI) (Scopus) (2009):93-108.
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