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Bridging levels of analysis in risk perception research: the case of the fear of crime

Jackson, Jonathan, Allum, Nick and Gaskell, George (2006) Bridging levels of analysis in risk perception research: the case of the fear of crime. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7 (1). Art. 20. ISSN 1438-5627

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Abstract

This paper offers a theoretical treatise that bridges the social and the psychological in risk perception research. We first outline research into the psychology of risk. We then speculate on the idea that people develop a structured narrative to risk, which includes morality, trust, and the dense social meaning of a danger and its impact. From this vantage point, we are better placed to move from psychological analyses of risk perception to the sort of analysis of culture that Mary DOUGLAS provides. Throughout the article we lean on crime as an example.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.qualitative-research.net
Additional Information: © 2006 FQS
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > BIOS (Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society)
Departments > Methodology
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008 15:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/15516/

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