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ERIC Number: EJ940739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Perceived Community Disorder Moderates the Relation between Victimization and Fear of Crime
Roccato, Michele; Russo, Silvia; Vieno, Alessio
Journal of Community Psychology, v39 n7 p884-888 Sep 2011
In a representative sample of the Italian population (N=2,002), surveyed in January 2008, we studied the direct and interactive effects exerted on fear of crime by direct and indirect victimization, on the one hand, and perceived level of disorder of participants' community, on the other hand. Indirect victimization fostered fear of crime among participants reporting high levels of social disorder in their community. However, direct and indirect victimization did not influence fear of crime among participants reporting not living in a disordered community. Implications and limitations of this work and possible further research directions are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy