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|Title:||Gender Difference, Anxiety and the Fear of Crime, 1995|
|Depositor:||Hollway, W., University of Bradford. Department of Social Sciences|
|Depositor:||Jefferson, T., University of Sheffield. Centre for Criminological and Socio-Legal Studies|
Hollway, W., University of Bradford. Department of Social Sciences
Jefferson, T., University of Sheffield. Centre for Criminological and Socio-Legal Studies
Economic and Social Research Council
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.This research focused on crime and its relation to risk of victimisation and the suggestion that high-risk groups, in particular, young men, report lower fear than low-risk groups, in particular, older women.
The notion of anxiety as a mediating influence in the relationship between risk of victimisation and fear of crime was examined. Through a set of face-to-face interviews, the research found that the effect of risk figured prominently in interviewee's accounts of their fear of crime and their previous victimisation. They not only positioned themselves as more or less at risk but more actively were recurrently engaged in more or less 'risky' practices. The research suggests that the relations between risk and fear of crime cannot be understood without theorising the multiple meanings attaching to a person's identity which become invested with anxiety.
The data consists of interview transcripts with men and women living on estates where the incidence of crime was either high or low. The interviews aimed to understand the differences in fear of crime among different social groups, integrating demographic characteristics, analyses of gender, ethnicity and age.
Anxiety; childhood; community life; crime; crime victims; fear of crime; gender; psychoanalysis; risk; violence.
|Time period:||1995 - Some interviews contain life history details|
|Dates of fieldwork:||15 June 1995 - 14 December 1995|
North of England
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
in-depth/unstructured interview transcripts
Men and women aged between 16-76, living on low and high crime estates in the North of England during 1995.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Purposive selection/case studies
|Number of units:||36 (obtained)|
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|First edition:||08 October 2003|
|Copyright:||Copyright T. Jefferson and W. Hollway|
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By principal investigator(s):
Hollway, W. and Jefferson, T. (2000) Doing qualitative research differently : free association, narrative, and the interview method, London: Sage. ISBN 0-7619-6425-8.
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