Influence of environmental variables on fear of crime: Comparing self-report data with physiological measures in an experimental design

Self-reports and questionnaires have been the preferred research methods in the criminological field of “fear of crime” (FOC) since its rise in the 1960s. Our study had two main goals: (1) to measure the physiological indicators of fear in real time and (2) to compare these data with those obtained...

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Published in:Journal of experimental criminology
Main Author: Castro-Toledo, Francisco J.
Contributors: Bautista-Ortuño, Rebeca (VerfasserIn); Mitkidis, Panagiotis (Author); Perea-García, Juan O. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2017
In:Journal of experimental criminology
Year: 2017, Volume: 13, Issue: 4, Pages: 537-545
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Self-reports and questionnaires have been the preferred research methods in the criminological field of “fear of crime” (FOC) since its rise in the 1960s. Our study had two main goals: (1) to measure the physiological indicators of fear in real time and (2) to compare these data with those obtained through self-reports, designed also to measure the emotion of fear.
ISSN:1572-8315
DOI:10.1007/s11292-017-9295-1