Fear of Crime Among the Elderly: A Multi-Method Study of the Small Town Experience

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Overview

This multimethod study of crime and the elderly in a small-town setting approaches the related issues from varied perspectives and ultimately presents a different picture of fear of crime among the elderly than that which dominates the current literature. Three features contribute to this book's uniqueness. The first is a departure from the urban view; the second is an emphasis on phenomenology; and the third is multimethodology. With an emphasis on qualitative research, this study allows the elderly and other key informants to present their own portrait relative to crime..a portrait that is far more contextually varied and far less dominated by fear and vulnerability than is commonly assumed.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Tables
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 In Support of Qualitative Research 17
Ch. 3 Multi-Methodology 31
Ch. 4 Multi-Method Products 39
Ch. 5 Concluding Discourse 105
Epilogue 117
App. A: Member Check 127
App. B: Actual Number of Reported Crimes in Focus Town 129
App. C: Cover Letter 131
App. D: Questionnaire 133
App. E: Frequency Distributions 139
References 165
Index 173
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