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Inter-relationships between perceptions of safety, anti-social behaviour and security measures in disadvantaged areas

Hirschfield, Alex, Bowers, Kate J. and Johnson, Shane D. (2004) Inter-relationships between perceptions of safety, anti-social behaviour and security measures in disadvantaged areas. Security Journal, 17 (1). pp. 9-19. ISSN 0955-1662

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Abstract

This paper explores variations in perceptions of safety in different locations and at different times of the day, drawing upon results from a baseline survey of 289 respondents carried out in Merseyside, north-west England. A number of 'safety scenarios' in and around residents' homes are explored, and variations in perceived safety during the day, in the evening and at night examined. The influence of other factors on perceived safety, including experience of crime, awareness of anti-social behaviour and the number of home security measures, is tested. The paper concludes with an assessment of what has been found and how far it accords with expectations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: UoA 40 (Social Work and Social Policy and Administration) Copyright © 2004 Perpetuity Press Ltd
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
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 18:22
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/497

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