Criminal Victimization and Fear of Crime Among the Elderly in the United States: A Critique of the Empirical Research Literature

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Article on criminal victimization and fear of crime among the elderly in the United States and a critique of the empirical research literature.

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Eve, Susan Brown November 26, 1984.

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Article on criminal victimization and fear of crime among the elderly in the United States and a critique of the empirical research literature.

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Abstract: The empirical research literature on criminal victimization and fear of crime among older adults is reviewed and critiqued. While the literature indicates that older adults are generally less likely to be victimized than younger adults but more likely to be afraid of being victimized, a critical assessment of the literature suggests that these differences may be exaggerated by methodological flaws including not controlling for risk factors. Suggestions for improving the research methodology and theory of victimization studies are discussed. Finally, it is suggested that cross-cultural comparative studies are needed to begin to identify societal determinants of victimization.

A revised version of a paper presented to the Third International Institute on Victimology Lisbon, Portugal, November 11-17, 1984.

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  • Victimology: An International Journal: Proceedings of the Lisbon Institute, 1984, pp. 290-295

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  • Publication Title: Victimology: An International Journal: Proceedings of the Lisbon Institute
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 1-4
  • Page Start: 397
  • Page End: 408
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Eve, Susan Brown. Criminal Victimization and Fear of Crime Among the Elderly in the United States: A Critique of the Empirical Research Literature, article, November 26, 1984; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc485916/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.