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СТРАХ ОД ЗЛОЧИНА - ИСТРАЖИВАЊЕ СТАВОВА СТУДЕНАТА
FEAR OF CRIME – RESEARCH OF STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES

Author(s): Slađana Dragišić Labaš, Milana M. Ljubičić
Subject(s): Evaluation research, Criminology, Victimology, Sociology of Education
Published by: Српско социолошко друштво
Keywords: fear of crime; attitudes; students; victimization;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we have researched the students’ perception of fear of crime. To begin with, our attention was at emotional, cognitive and behavioral dimension of this manifestation. Since this subject is rarely researched in our country, it was our ambition to establish the extent of fear of crime and potential differences in regard to gender, and what we are conditionally referring to as cohesiveness variables. The subjects were 59 second year sociology students. The findings pointed out that emotional and cognitive dimension of fear of crime is present only in regard to certain crimes: sexual assault, knife stabbing, home burglary regardless if home is empty, and homicide. It is indicative that dimension of emotional fear is higher with female subjects as opposed to their male counterparts, particularly in the case of sexual assault. Also, it has been noted that female subjects adopt certain behavioral patterns (avoiding particular part of town, at specific hours) generated by the possible casualty assessment.

  • Issue Year: 44/2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 615-638
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Serbian