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Burglars and wardrobe monsters. Practical and ethical problems in the reduction of crime fear

Rogerson, Michelle and Christmann, Kris (2007) Burglars and wardrobe monsters. Practical and ethical problems in the reduction of crime fear. British Journal of Community Justice, 5 (1). pp. 79-94. ISSN 1475-0279

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    The paper argues for the de-emphasis of the reduction of crime fear as a policy objective.
    The paper rehearses measurement and ethical issues which support such a view. It goes on
    to report the more nuanced and sophisticated views of community safety practitioners.
    The paper demonstrates that the abandonment of the reduction of crime fear as an
    objective would have little effect upon community safety activity.

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    Additional Information: UoA 40 (Social Work and Social Policy and Administration) © British Journal of Community Justice Sheffield Hallam University
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 17 Dec 2010 15:52
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/397

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