Fear of Crime Among Inner-City African Americans Yolanda M. Scott

ISBN: 9781931202053

Published: September 27th 2001

Hardcover

167 pages


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Fear of Crime Among Inner-City African Americans  by  Yolanda M. Scott

Fear of Crime Among Inner-City African Americans by Yolanda M. Scott
September 27th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 167 pages | ISBN: 9781931202053 | 9.16 Mb

Scott uses a systemic social-control approach to explain inner-city African Americans? fear of crime from their perspective. Perceptions of neighborhood disorder (intra-community control) and views of local police (extra-community control) predictMoreScott uses a systemic social-control approach to explain inner-city African Americans? fear of crime from their perspective. Perceptions of neighborhood disorder (intra-community control) and views of local police (extra-community control) predict fear of local violent and property crime.

Perceived crime-risk is a mediating factor between these fears and the two systemic factors. The systemic argument was supported: perceived local disorder and negative views of police increased residents? fear of crime. Central to any reduction in inner-city African Americans? fear of crime is their perception that there be strong intra- and extra-community control barriers between themselves and crime



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