English title: Insecurities about crime in Germany, Austria and Switzerland: A review of research findings

Author(s): Monica M. Gerber - Helmut Hirtenlehner - Jonathan Jackson -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2010


This paper reviews the research literature on insecurities about crime in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Making criminological studies written in German accessible to the wider European community, we first document how insecurities about crime have been conceptualized and measured in these three countries, and second review the various theoretical positions that have been empirically assessed. We highlight commonalities and differences in the German- and Englishlanguage literatures on the topic, making the review relevant to criminologists from all European countries. Our overall goal is to help stimulate a comparative research agenda on insecurities about crime across the European continent.

Volume: 7

Issue: 2

From page no: 141

To page no: 157

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1177/1477370809356871

Journal: European Journal of Criminology

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