Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Austin, D. Mark
Survey and photography; Criminal victimization; College campus
Fear of crime--Kentucky--Louisville; University of Louisville; College students--Crimes against--Kentucky--Louisville
Feelings of fear on a college campus are driven by physical characteristics of a specific location as well as the demographics and past experiences of those visiting these locations. Factors such as gender, residency, race, age, class status, and other demographics, play a key role in a person's perception of their safety in a given space. Humans intuitively assess the spaces for prospect, refuge, and escape and intuition further add to the level of fear they may experience. Using a sample of students from a public university, this study examined how these factors worked together to form students' overall perceptions.
Steinmetz, Nancy M. 1955-, "Fear of criminal victimization in relation to specific locations on a college campus." (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1379.