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dc.contributor.authorChataway, Michael L
dc.contributor.authorHart, Timothy C
dc.contributor.authorCoomber, Ross
dc.contributor.authorBond, Christine
dc.description.abstractThe current pilot study explores whether mobile technology can be leveraged in survey research to gather meaningful context-dependent data on fear of crime and risk perception formation. A series of Ecological Momentary Assessments (EMAs) were administered to students enrolled at an Australian University (N = 20), using a smartphone application. Analysis of data collected from participants in their everyday activity spaces a) show strong internal consistency among multiple measures of crime fear; b) indicate that perceptual measures of social cohesion are significant predictors of victimisation worry; and c) support most hypothesised associations between concepts contained in contemporary models of crime fear. Unfortunately, some aspects of the pilot study design could not be implemented as planned, which have implications for future research. Specifically, we found that triggering participant's surveys based on their location (rather than time), produced data that was not conducive to robust place-based analysis. In spite of this limitation, we offer alternative means of measuring the effects of place on fear of crime using mobile devices.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
dc.titleThe geography of crime fear: A pilot study exploring event-based perceptions of risk using mobile technology
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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gro.griffith.authorChataway, Michael
gro.griffith.authorHart, Timothy
gro.griffith.authorBond, Christine E.
gro.griffith.authorCoomber, Ross

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