Safety, Security, and Emergency Management
Gender plays a central role in the study of crime-related fear as does the description of various fear-provoking cues in the environment. Despite the ever-growing body of crime-related fear research, few researchers have examined which fear-provoking cues, if any, are gendered. Using a large sample of undergraduates from a public university, this article explores the gendered nature of fear-provoking cues and crime-related fears while on campus. Bivariate and multivariate results suggest that fear-provoking cues are not gendered for fear of larceny-theft or fear of assault. These results inform the fear of crime research on a number of dimensions and have implications for future research.
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Fisher BS, May D. College Students’ Crime-Related Fears on Campus: Are Fear-Provoking Cues Gendered? Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 2009;25(3):300-321.