UM  > Faculty of Law  > DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES
Status已發表Published
Guanxi and fear of crime in contemporary urban China
Zhang, L. N.; Messner, S. F.; Liu, J. H.; Zhuo, Y. A.
2009-07-01
Source PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology (SSCI) (Scopus)
ISSN0007-0955
Pages472-490
AbstractWestern research has investigated individual correlates of fear of crime with a primary focus on people's vulnerability. This vulnerability model examines the possible effects on fear of indicators of people's physical vulnerability (e.g. age and gender) and social vulnerability (e.g. income and education). As is well documented in the research on China, guanxi is a unique aspect of social capital in Chinese society. The present study argues that guanxi in the immediate neighbourhood is an important indicator of the social vulnerability of individuals in urban China. We accordingly hypothesize that residents who have strong neighbourhood guanxi are less likely to be fearful of crime. This hypothesis is assessed with data collected from a recent survey in the city of Tianjin, China. The results of multilevel analysis show that guanxi in the neighbourhood is a significant predictor of fear of crime in contemporary urban China when other important factors are controlled.
Keywordvulnerability social capital Fear of crime
Language英語English
The Source to ArticlePB_Publication
PUB ID4717
Fulltext Access
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES
Corresponding AuthorZhang, L. N.
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Zhang, L. N.,Messner, S. F.,Liu, J. H.,et al. Guanxi and fear of crime in contemporary urban China[J]. British Journal of Criminology (SSCI) (Scopus),2009:472-490.
APA Zhang, L. N.,Messner, S. F.,Liu, J. H.,&Zhuo, Y. A..(2009).Guanxi and fear of crime in contemporary urban China.British Journal of Criminology (SSCI) (Scopus),472-490.
MLA Zhang, L. N.,et al."Guanxi and fear of crime in contemporary urban China".British Journal of Criminology (SSCI) (Scopus) (2009):472-490.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Zhang, L. N.]'s Articles
[Messner, S. F.]'s Articles
[Liu, J. H.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Zhang, L. N.]'s Articles
[Messner, S. F.]'s Articles
[Liu, J. H.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Zhang, L. N.]'s Articles
[Messner, S. F.]'s Articles
[Liu, J. H.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.