Search for dissertations about: "fear of crime"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the words fear of crime.

  1. 1. Locating place, crime and the fear of crime : methodological and theoretical considerations

    Author : Karl Kronkvist; Robert Svensson; Anna-Karin Ivert; Marie Torstensson Levander; Lieven Pauwels; Reka Solymosi; Malmö universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Crime; criminology of place; fear of crime; micro-place; smartphone; unsafe locations; Kriminologi; Criminology;

    Abstract : Much previous research on the fear of crime has focused on why some individuals, with certain characteristics, experience more or less fear of crime than others. However, there is also a growing body of research examining the role that the neighbourhood context in which individuals reside plays in shaping such feelings and perceptions. READ MORE

  2. 2. What's neighbourhood got to do with it? : the influence of neighbourhood context on crime and reactions to crime

    Author : Caroline Mellgren; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : Multilevel; Fear of crime; Reactions to crime; Crime prevention; Sweden; Neighbourhood effects; Crime;

    Abstract : The overarching aim of this thesis is to contribute to an increased understanding of how the neighbourhood context acts to influence individual reactions to crime. The general framework is that the social and physical make-up of residential neighbourhoods influences individuals, over and above individual background characteristics. READ MORE

  3. 3. Everyday life, crime, and fear of crime among adolescents and young adults

    Author : Alexander Engström; Marie Torstensson Levander; Anna-Karin Ivert; Micael Björk; Anna Dåderman; Vania Ceccato; Malmö universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; adolescents; crime; fear of crime; lifestyle-exposure theory; offending; routine activity theory; smartphone; victimisation; youth; young adults; Kriminologi; Criminology;

    Abstract : Drawing on lifestyle-routine activity theory, this dissertation explores associations between everyday life, crime, and fear of crime among adolescents and young adults. It also examines the operationalisation of the concepts of lifestyle and routine activities, and explores the use of experience methods, via a smartphone application named STUNDA, to collect data about everyday life. READ MORE

  4. 4. The dynamics of policy formation : making sense of feelings of public unsafety

    Author : Monika Persson; Jan Olsson; Erik Amnå; Rolf Lidskog; Elin Wihlborg; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Policy formation; wicked problems; sensemaking; safety; unsafety; fear of crime; policy change; discourse; ideas; interpretive; policy transfer; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : Every policy problem has inherent value dimensions. It is on the basis of values that a state of affairs is perceived as undesirable, and thus acknowledged as a problem. This makes the process of defining and negotiating the meaning of a problem an essentially political process. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exposure to crime as a consequence of poverty : five investigations about relative deprivation, poverty and exposure to crime

    Author : Daniel Larsson; Björn Halleröd; Henrik Tham; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; poverty; exposure to crime; fear of crime; welfare problems; Sweden; Britain; Sociology; Sociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis contains five studies that in different ways investigate poverty and the relation between poverty and exposure to crime. The basis of the thesis has been the question of how poverty is related to other welfare problems such as unemployment and health problems, focusing on exposure to crime and fear of crime. READ MORE