Fear of crime - manufactured or real?

24 April 2009

Dr Murray Lee commented on the concept of the 'fear of crime' in an interview with The Wire.

"Attention to the 'fear of crime' has found its way into governmental interventions in crime prevention and into popular discourse with many newspapers, local government and the like conducting their own fear of crime surveys," he said

"As a concept, 'fear of crime' has also produced considerable academic debate since it entered the criminological vocabulary in the 1960s."

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Dr Lee co-edited a book on this concept with Stephen Farrall entitled, Fear of Crime: Critical Voices in an Age of Anxiety, published in July 2008.

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