Socio-demographic correlates of fear of crime and the social context of contemporary urban China.

@article{Liu2009SociodemographicCO,
  title={Socio-demographic correlates of fear of crime and the social context of contemporary urban China.},
  author={Jianhong Liu and Steven F. Messner and Lening Zhang and Yue Zhuo},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 1-2},
  pages={
          93-108
        }
}
Previous research in the West has established major socio-demographic correlates of fear of crime. The interpretation of these correlates is typically based on the concept of physical or social vulnerability of individuals. These correlates are implicitly regarded as invariant to social or community contexts, reflecting universal human behavioral patterns. The present study argues that social change may alter patterns of perceptions associated with fear among socio-demographic groups, thus… CONTINUE READING
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