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Fear of crime among the elderly

Alan H. Clarke

Fear of crime among the elderly

an exploratory study.

by Alan H. Clarke

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Written in English


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Taken from British journal of criminology, vol.22, no.1, 1982, pp.49 -62.

SeriesBritish journal of criminology -- v.22, no.1
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Open LibraryOL21653374M


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Imprint by: 5. Fear of Crime Among the Elderly by Mary Dale Craig,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Clarke, A.H. Perceptions of crime and fear of victimization among elderly people. Ageing and Society, 4, – Clarke, A.H. Lewis, M.J. Fear of crime among the elderly.

British Journal of Criminology, 22, 49 – Clemente, F. Kleiman, M.B. Fear of crime among the by: Fear of Crime Among the Elderly A Multi-Method Study of the Small Town Experience 1st Edition by Mary Dale Craig and Publisher Routledge.

Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN:The print version of this textbook is ISBN:This multi-method study of crime and the elderly in a small town setting approaches the related issues from varied perspectives and presents a picture of fear and crime among the elderly.

The book offers a departure from the urban view with an emphasis on phenomenology and qualitative : Mary Dale Craig. ALAN H. CLARKE, MARGARET J. LEWIS; FEAR OF CRIME AMONG THE ELDERLY: An Exploratory Study, The British Journal of Criminology, Vol Issue 1, 1 January Cited by: Document Title: The Fear of Crime Among the Elderly Author(s): Wesley Skogan Northwestern University Document No.: Date Published: Award Title: Reactions to Crime Project Award Number: NI-AX This report has not been published by the U.S.

Department of Size: KB. Ferraro examines how people interpret their risk of criminal victimization and identifies who is most likely to be afraid of crime. Although many previous studies of fear of crime do not explicitly consider the concept of risk or perceived risk in estimating the prevalence of fear, the approach taken here considers perceived risk as central to the entire interpretive process.

(3) low income elderly as the majority of criminal victims among the older population, (4) and most importantly, the effects of the fear of crime as it relates to the everyday life style of older individuals.

The fear of crime among the elderly has been studied a great deal by social gerontologists (Acierno, Rheingold, Resnick, & Kilpatrick, ; Beaulieu et al., ; Chadee & Ditton, ;DeDonder. Abstract. This paper analyses the determinants of fear of crime among elderly people in West Flanders, Belgium. Using data generated from interviews with men and women aged 60–, the impact on the level of fear of crime using ten key factors was assessed.

The analysis yielded conclusions in three by: Patterns ofage integra- tion in public housi ng and the incidence and fears of crime among elderly tenants. IN Crime and the EId- erl); ed. by J. Goldsmith and S.S. Goldsmith. Lex- ington, MA, Lexington Books, Geriatric Nursing March/April 83Cited by: 4.

Research on fear of crime has often found that elderly are more afraid of crime. The present paper analyzes predictors of fear of crime among the elderly using the concept of vulnerability. With survey data from Munich, Germany, (N = ; ages 55–75 years) we can assess a broad range of physical and social vulnerability dimensions including the role of one’s by: 1.

The Study of Factors Triggering Fear of Crime among the Elderly in Northern India. Crime, violence and the elderly --The vulnerability of the elderly vis-à-vis crime --Perception of crime among the elderly --Victimization of the aged --The fear of crime among the elderly --Neglect and abuse of the elderly.

Series Title: Butterworths perspectives on. Despite lower victimization, older people express greater fear of crime. The causes and consequences of such fear are investigated for a sample of 1, persons aged 60+.

Fear of crime is a response to both personal vulnerability and locational cues. Fear reduces subjective well‐being, but has little relation to activity by: 1. Hale ( Hale, C. Fear of crime: a review of the literature. International review of victimology, 4(2): 79 –[Google Scholar]) estimated in his ‘Review of the Literature’ that over articles, monographs or books have been written on fear of their introduction, Ditton and Farrall ( Ditton, J.

and Farrall, S., Cited by: 9. The authors examine demographic, environmental, behavioral, and social psychological factors that affect fear of crime among the elderly.

Using a structural equation model, relevant variables are by: Summary: This multi-method study of crime and the elderly in a small town setting approaches the related issues from varied perspectives and ultimately presents a different picture of fear and crime among the elderly than the current view.

Garland Studies on the Elderly in America: Fear of Crime among the Elderly: A Multi-Method Study of the Small Town Experience by Mary Dale Craig (, Hardcover) Be the first to write a. The central issue examined here is the effect that community setting, relative to other factors, has on victimization and fear of crime among the elderly.

Findings are from 1, in‐home interviews in two retirement communities (age homogeneous) and two age‐heterogeneous by: Since the late s, fear of crime among the elderly has been increasingly studied.

The reason for this is simple: fear of crime is considered by the elderly to be their most serious personal prob-lem, ahead of other issues like income, health or housing (Louis Harris. This paper analyses the determinants of fear of crime among elderly people in West Flanders, Belgium.

Using data generated from interviews with men and women aged 60–, the impact on the level of fear of crime using ten key factors was. The problem of fear of crime among the older adult population is a subject of current debate. Research has shown that the rate of crime against older adults (65 years and over) is low compared to Cited by: 5.

The fear of crime among the elderly is related to several factors. Yin () suggested that personal and environmental factors are relevant to the fear of crime. The personal factors include percep-tions of vulnerability, personal victimization, and environmental factors.

Perceptions of vulnerability referto the perceptions one has. This study examined the effect of police patrol and crime education on the fear of crime and security-conscious behavior of senior citizens. It was found that, for the group as a whole, communication with officers on patrol was significantly associated with lower levels of fear Cited by:   Victimization of the elderly: elder abuse and neglect - Volume 2 Issue 3 - Rosalie S Wolf Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our by: Studies by the National Council on Aging () on the fear of crime among older people find that o older people in rural areas report a greater fear of crime than those in urban areas.

o older people in urban areas face less risk of victimization than those in rural areas. Fear of crime has been a serious social problem studied for almost 40 years. Early researchers focused on operationalization and conceptualization of fear of crime, specifically focusing on what fear of crime was (and was not) and how to best tap into the fear of crime construct.

This research also found that while crime rates had been declining, fear of crime rates had stayed relatively by: 2. The elderly are allowing themselves to become prisoners in their own homes because of a completely unrealistic fear of street crime, warns a leading charity.

Age Concern says a survey of 4, older people found almost half of those aged over 75 were too afraid to leave their homes after dark because they believed they would be subject to. The purpose of this article is, first, to better understand the factors associated with fear of crime and, second, to see if this fear among public housing residents is influenced by the same.

The fear of crime among the elderly has been studied a great deal by social gerontologists (Acierno et al.,Beaulieu et al.,Chadee and Ditton,DeDonder et al.,Ferraro and LaGrange, ).

However, since the fear of crime has been identified as belonging to women, men were often neglected in these by: Although previous research suggests a disparity between crime fear levels among elderly persons and their actual risk of victimization, little specific data are available on the elderly person's cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors regarding crime prevention.

To develop a clear perspective on the crime-related orientations of the elderly, secondary analyses were performed on the combined data Cited by: 1. Irrespective of recorded crime levels, public perception is that crime is on the increase,1, 2 and halting crime has been the public’s priority for government spending for several years.3 Studies report an inverse association between fear of crime and subjective measures of physical, general, and mental health.4 – 6 The direction of causality and linking pathways remain by: Working with the police and social service programs, grass-roots community groups such as Neighborhood Watch can greatly reduce the fear of crime among the elderly and help keep them safe.

Some religious and other community groups help the elderly by providing escorts and shopping or transportation services.

the percentage of people who think crime is going up goes up each year (when its the exact same opposite, crime is going down) fear-crime paradox populations that have low victimization rates (such as the elderly) show greater fear of crime that necessary.

(). Chapter 8 Fear of Crime Among the Elderly. Journal of Gerontological Social Work: Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. Cited by:   Most of the research into fear of crime among the elderly has been conducted in the United States of America particularly during the past ten years.

This paper begins by summarising the major findings which have emerged from this by: Gerontophobia is the fear of age-related self-degeneration (similar to Gerascophobia), or a hatred or fear of the elderly due to memento mori.

The term comes from the Greek γέρων – gerōn, "old man" and φόβος – phobos, "fear". Discriminatory aspects of ageism have been strongly linked to gerontophobia.

Significant others and fear of crime among the elderly. Kennedy LW, Silverman RA. The authors examine demographic, environmental, behavioral, and social psychological factors that affect fear of crime among the elderly.

Using a structural equation model, relevant variables are by: Although little research has been done in New Zealand on the prevalence of elder abuse and fear of crime among older people, the literature suggests that they are international concerns.

Because of the growing interest in this area, two officials from the Senior Citizens Unit attended the Australian Institute of Criminology conference "Crime. The Effects of Powerlessness, Fear of Social Change, and Social Integration on Fear of Crime Among the Elderly Page: 6 p. This article is part of the collection entitled: UNT Scholarly Works and was provided to UNT Digital Library by the UNT Honors by: