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The health impact assessment of crime prevention

Hirschfield, Alex (2004) The health impact assessment of crime prevention. In: Health impact assessment: concepts, theory, techniques, and applications. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 341-349. ISBN 9780198526292

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Crime is a major issue in terms of its impact on individuals, communities and the state. In
exploring the links between crime and health it is important to distinguish between the health
impacts of being a victim of crime (especially on more than one occasion), those of being an
offender or at risk of offending and those of being afraid of becoming a victim (fear of crime).
Fear of crime may also affect those who are concerned about the safety of relatives, friends
and neighbours. This introduces the notion of ‘vicarious fear of crime’ that may also be an
important influence on health outcomes.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 29th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, 2005, Paris, France
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
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: 12 Jan 2010 14:05
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 22:34


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