The Relationship Between Gender, Age, Area, And People's Fear Of Crime

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The Central Research Question (CRQ), “What is the relationship between gender, age, area, and people’s fear of crime?” was created with the intention to get a more refined answer to the whole of the research by involving four concepts. However this was changed to “Are older people more worried of walking alone in the dark?” this was then compared against the two genders to get more detailed answer. This report aims to explain how the CRQ was answered. It will also critically analyse four pieces of literature used to help with the primary research and how the British crime survey (BCS) was used in comparison with the primary data. Literature Four journal articles were also analysed as part of the research as they related to the CRQ. The first journal, “Fear of Crime, Mobility, and Mental Health”, is a quantitative study about how people perceived crime in their area. The study recruited from 900+ people in a certain area, which 58 letters for participants were sent, with 32 people responding, leading to a 65% response rate. The second journal, “Gender, Socially Desirable Responding and the Fear of Crime”, asked the question, ‘Are women really more anxious about crime?’ To do this the researchers used survey data to look at the relationship of gender and fear of crime (FOC) with socially desirable responding. They used a lie scale to help interpret the answers and focused mainly on comparing the genders and the researchers said they expected downplay of fears on some of the
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