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100 1  Tuck, Andrew 
245 10 How senior Canadians understand fear of crime: A study of 
       asking questions right 
300    66 p 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 47-02, 
       page: 0796 
502    Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2008 
520    Conceptual and methodological issues with current fear of 
       crime measurement tools make it difficult to conduct valid
       and reliable research. Understanding fear of crime from 
       the point of view of seniors, and determining the 
       relevance of crime in their lives could provide more 
       rigorous and appropriate testing measures. Interviews were
       conducted with 20 seniors residing in two Ontario cities, 
       Hamilton and Windsor. This research points to a distinct 
       difference between fear of crime and concern/worry about 
       crime. To be afraid of crime implies that someone is 
       constantly thinking about it, that they have a sense of 
       paranoia, whereas a concern or worry for crime implies 
       that the individual has awareness that crime exists and 
       may be concerned in certain situations/places. If studies 
       continue to use questions related to safety then they 
       should not associate this safety with levels of fear. The 
       terms are not interchangeable 
590    School code: 0115 
650  4 Gerontology 
650  4 Sociology, Criminology and Penology 
690    0351 
690    0627 
710 2  University of Windsor (Canada) 
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