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The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime

Edited by: Murray Lee , Gabe Mythen

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138120334
eBook ISBN: 9781315651781
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The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime brings together original and international state of the art contributions of theoretical, empirical, policy-related scholarship on the intersection of perceptions of crime, victimisation, vulnerability and risk. This is timely as fear of crime has now been a focus of scholarly and policy interest for some fifty years and shows little sign of abating. Research on fear of crime is demonstrative of the inter-disciplinarity of criminology, drawing in the disciplines of sociology, psychology, political science, history, cultural studies, gender studies, planning and architecture, philosophy and human geography. This collection draws in many of these interdisciplinary themes.

This collections also extends the boundaries of fear of crime research. It does this both methodologically and conceptually, but perhaps more importantly it moves us beyond some of the often repeated debates in this field to focus on novel topics from unique perspectives. The book begins by plotting the history of fear of crime?s development, then moves on to investigate the methodological and theoretical debates that have ensued and the policy transfer that occurred across jurisdictions. Key elements in debates and research on fear of crime concerning gender, race and ethnicity are covered, as are contemporary themes in fear of crime research, such as regulation, security, risk and the fear of terrorism, the mapping of fear of crime and fear of crime beyond urban landscapes. The final sections of the book explore geographies of fear and future and unique directions for this research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Fear of crime before ‘fear of crime?’ Download PDF
Chapter  2:  ‘Hot under the collar’ Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The discovery of fear of crime in the U.K. Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The ebbs and flows of anxiety Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Fear the monster! Download PDF
Chapter  6:  After the culture of fear Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Fear 2.0 Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Beyond moral panic Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Nothing to fear but fear itself? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  A construal-level approach to the fear of crime Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Qualifying fear of crime Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Visual methods in research on fear of crime Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The perils of ‘uncertainty’ for fear of crime research in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Crime and the fear of Muslims Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Gender, violence and the fear of crime Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Discovering ‘the enemy within’ Download PDF
Chapter  17:  In the eye of the (motivated) beholder Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Countering fears of terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Do police officers fear crime in the same way as the population? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Policing, performance indicators and fear of crime Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Curating risk, selling safety? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Removing fear of crime Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Fear and insecurity in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Fear of crime and overall anxieties in rural areas Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Additive and synergistic perceived risk of crime Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Punitive populism and fear of crime in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Research on fear of crime in China Download PDF
Chapter  28:  How to break a rape culture Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Becoming feared Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The fear drop Download PDF
Chapter  31:  “Hyphenated fears” and “camouflaged” responses Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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