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Title: Local areas and fear of criminal victimisation : applying multilevel models to the British crime survey
Author: Brunton-Smith, Ian
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 239X
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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Fear of crime is now a central area of criminological debate and a key element of Government crime policy. Yet despite some 40 years of sustained enquiry a number of questions around the fear of crime still remain. One such question is the impact that local neighbourhood context plays in the formation of individual fears; and how these environmental influences relate to the differences in fear that have regularly been observed between different population groups. This thesis draws together the dominant individual and ecological explanations that have been put forward to explain variations in fear of crime into an integrated multilevel framework, providing a robust empirical test of the contention that neighbourhoods matter. Finally, this thesis introduces the competing influence of interviewers to provide us with further information about the contextual influences on fear.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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