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Insecurities in European Cities. Crime-Related Fears Within the Context of New Anxieties the Community-Based Crime Prevention

Objective

Feelings and perceptions of insecurity (e.g. fear of crime) as well as security regimes and policies (especially community crime prevention and community policing) will be examined in five major European cities.
The guiding research questions will be
a) how the actual transformation processes in these cities (indicated by globalisation, individualisation, social invalidation, and marginalisation) shape and change the emotional and cognitive attitudes and the behaviour of their inhabitants,
b) how these changes are related to socio-spatial factors,
c) which resources on an individual as well as on the communal level light be actualised and, finally,
d) which policies on an national and on an European level seem to be suitable in order to prevent given and foreseeable insecurities in these and similar European cities.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Address
Schlueterstrasse 28
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (5)

INSTITUTE FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW AND CRIME
Austria
Address
Museumstrasse 5
1016 Wien
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Ul. Olszewskiego 2
31 007 Krakow
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Wassenaarseweg 72
2333 AL Leiden
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY
Hungary
Address
Maros U. 6 A
1122 Budapest
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG-HARBURG
Germany
Address
Woellmerstrasse 1
21071 Hamburg