Experiencing the Streets: Harassment and Perceptions of Safety among Women

  title={Experiencing the Streets: Harassment and Perceptions of Safety among Women},
  author={R. Macmillan and A. Nierobisz and S. Welsh},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  pages={306 - 322}
  • R. Macmillan, A. Nierobisz, S. Welsh
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
  • Although research consistently shows that women feel unsafe in a variety of situations, the social sources of these perceptions have not been clearly identified. This article examines, theoretically and empirically, the influence of sexual harassment on perceptions of safety among women. Because perceptions of safety among women are largely related to fears of sexual victimization, sexual harassment, particularly when it involves strangers, should indicate sexual vulnerability and typify… CONTINUE READING
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