Collective Efficacy and Fear of Crime in the Mat-Su Borough

Group: University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center

URL: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/forum/25/4winter2009/c_mat-su.html

Description

The purpose of this article is to explore the relationship between fear of crime and three possible explanatory factors. The first of these is collective efficacy, which refers broadly to the community’s ability to control the behavior of its inhabitants and to organize when needed to attract amenities and repel negative influences. The second is social ties, which is a measure of how socially connected people are to others in their neighborhoods. The third explanatory factor is disorder, specifically, how many indicators of both social (e.g., public drug sales, panhandling, and loitering) and physical (e.g., abandoned buildings, trash, and graffiti) disorder are reported by survey respondents.

Tags

law enforcement, location, borough, crime analytic programs, fear of crime

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF, HTML
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2009

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