Safety, Societal Problems and Citizens' Perceptions

New Empirical Data, Theories and Analyses (Governance of Security (GofS) Research Paper Series, Vol. 3)

Edited by: Gerwinde Vynckier, Marleen Easton, Marc Cools, Gudrun Vande Walle, Paul Ponsaers, Freya Vander Laenen, Tom Vander Beken, Brice De Ruyver, Lieven Pauwels, Gert Vermeulen

Safety, Societal Problems and Citizens' Perceptions focuses on issues of conceptualization and the measurement of key constructs in the study of security in its broadest meaning: from fear of crime to corruption. Some articles present tests of theoretical models derived from theoretical criminology while other articles examine the different institutional reactions towards crime and drug-related problems (e.g. policing, the conflict of interests between private companies and authorities, restorative justice, etc.). Contents include: Different Measures of Fear of Crime and Survey Measurement Error * Mobility and Distance Decay at the Aggregated and Individual Level * Exploring the Role of Exposure to Offending and Deviant Lifestyles in Explaining Offending, Victimization, and the Strength of the Association between Offending and Victimization * "Safety: Everybody's Concern, Everybody's Duty"? Questioning the Significance of 'Active Citizenship' and 'Social Cohesion' for People's Perception of Safety * Institutional Distrust in Flanders: What Is the Role of Social Capital and Dimensions of Discontent? * Conceptualizing the Role of Police Culture in Change Strategies * The View of the Police on Community Policing in Belgian Multicultural Neighborhoods * Population Density, Disadvantage, Disorder and Crime: Testing Competing Neighborhood Level Theories in Two Urban Settings * The Continuum of Conflicts of Interest: From Corruption to Clubbing and the Underlying Risks at Victimization * Corruption as a Judgement Label * Towards an Integral and Integrated Drug Policy: Pearls and Pitfalls * Explaining Violence and Aggression on Public Transport from the Perpetrator's Perspective: Literature on Typology and Etiology Applied * Myths and Reality in the History of Restorative Justice.

311 pages

Publication Date: 6/4/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789046603277