USE OF PROTECTION MOTIVATION THEORY TO ASSESS FEAR OF CRIME IN RURAL AREAS

@inproceedings{Cates2003USEOP,
  title={USE OF PROTECTION MOTIVATION THEORY TO ASSESS FEAR OF CRIME IN RURAL AREAS},
  author={James A. Cates and Donald Dian and Greg Schnepf},
  year={2003}
}
Fear of crime has long been the purview of sociology, with attitudes more extensively researched in higher risk urban populations. A sample of 184 rural participants from 36 states in the USA responded to a questionnaire on experiences of crime victimization, and attitudes toward crime, using the multidimensional Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) model. For the entire sample, perceived noxiousness of crime and personal risk corresponded to a recent history of victimization. Yet, victimization… CONTINUE READING