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Pulling us apart?: the association between fear of crime and social cohesion in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-31T13:22:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-31T13:22:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9706
dc.description.abstract Fear of crime, like crime itself, is thought to be a factor that constrains efforts by government and non-state actors to promote socially cohesive communities and a caring society. As concerns have mounted over various aspects of the social fabric in South Africa, increasing policy attention has been directed at perceptions of safety and nation-building. In this study, we use nationally representative survey data to examine recent theoretical models on the link between fear of crime and social cohesion within communities. The results do not offer strong support for the hypothesis that higher fear of crime is associated with lower levels of social trust, neighbourhood ties and civic cohesion, although fear does have a moderate, adverse influence on attitudes towards law enforcement. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject FEAR OF CRIME en
dc.subject SOCIAL COHESION en
dc.subject CRIME en
dc.title Pulling us apart?: the association between fear of crime and social cohesion in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 55 en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle South African Crime Quarterly en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9211 en
dc.PageNumber 49-60 en
dc.outputnumber 8019 en
dc.bibliographictitle Roberts, B. & Gordon, S. (2016) Pulling us apart?: the association between fear of crime and social cohesion in South Africa. <i>South African Crime Quarterly</i>. 55:49-60. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Roberts, B. en
dc.contributor.author2 Gordon, S. en


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