Justitiële verkenningen, 2018, nr. 6 - Fear of crime

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Justitiële verkenningen, 2018, nr. 6 - Fear of crime


The prevention of (unnecessary) feelings of insecurity has become an almost as important goal of governments in recent years as the fight against crime and insecurity itself. There is a growing awareness that safety perception has its own dynamic and that the connection with 'objective' safety (crime figures, chance of victimization) is not clear. Although the Safety Monitor 2017 (2018) shows that Dutch people have less often felt unsafe since 2012, this decline does not keep pace with the simultaneous fall in crime on almost all fronts. Despite a mountain of (international) studies in the field of fear of crime, as this area of ​​research within criminology is called, it is still not really clear what can be done to positively influence the safety experience of citizens. Feelings of insecurity seem like a many-headed monster. It is difficult to get a grip on this container concept. In this special issue it becomes clear that ons-size-fits-all solutions do not exist and that governments do well to engage with citizens before designing and implementing a policy against feelings of insecurity.

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Declining juvenile crime; (full text only available in Dutch)

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Empirical legal studies; (full text only available in Dutch)

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Civilian participation in public security; (full text only available in Dutch)

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Legal aspects of modern family life; (full text only available in Dutch)

Dutch family life has undergone considerable changes in the last decennia. More and more mothers are participating in the...

Publication | Serial number: 2016/04 | 12-09-2016

New technologies in the security domain; (Full text only available in Dutch)

The police and other law enforcement inforces can operate more proactive and effectiver thanks to the use of upcoming new...

Publication | Serial number: 2016/03 | 14-07-2016

Radicalisation and terrorism; (full text only available in Dutch)

The ongoing violent conflicts in Syria and Irak are a permanent threat for the security of European citizen, as the recent...

Publication | Serial number: 2016/02 | 19-05-2016

Innovative research methods; (full text only available in Dutch)

For a long time discussions about research methods in the social sciences have been dominated by the antagonism between...

Publication | Serial number: 2016/01 | 24-03-2016

Elder abuse; (full text only available in Dutch)

Although attention for elder abuse has been growing in the last couple of years, it is still difficult to get to grips with...

Publication | Serial number: 2015/06 | 23-12-2015

Changing views of man in criminal law; (full text only available in Dutch)

This issue on Views of man in criminal law starts from the idea that criminal law is embedded in our view of man, his or her...

Publication | Serial number: 2015/05 | 11-11-2015

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