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Insecurities about crime in Germany, Austria and Switzerland: a review of research findings

Gerber, Monica M., Hirtenlehner, Helmut and Jackson, Jonathan (2010) Insecurities about crime in Germany, Austria and Switzerland: a review of research findings. European Journal of Criminology, 7 (2). pp. 141-157. ISSN 1477-3708

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Abstract

This paper reviews the research literature on insecurities about crime in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Making criminological studies written in German accessible to the wider European community, we first document how insecurities about crime have been conceptualised and measured in these three countries, and second review the various theoretical positions that have been empirically assessed. We highlight commonalities and differences in the German- and English-language literatures on the topic, making the review relevant to criminologists from all European countries. Our overall goal is to help stimulate a comparative research agenda on insecurities about crime across the European continent.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://euc.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2010 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Departments > Methodology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: UT ISI:000275845800003
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 11:35
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27302/

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