The Case of Fearful Women

  title={The Case of Fearful Women},
  author={Elizabeth Anne Stanko},
Women's reported level of fear of crime is three times higher than reported by men. Crime surveys though show that it is young men who are at greatest risk to violent victimisation. This paper explores this criminological conundrum of women's fear of crime. It proposes that the analysis and the construction of the concept 'fear of crime' fail to capture women's lived experiences of sexual and physical violence. It further examines the crime prevention advice to women and concludes that this… CONTINUE READING