“Danger lurks around every corner”: fear of crime and its impact on opportunities for social interaction in stigmatised Australian suburbs

dc.contributor.author Palmer, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Ziersch, Anna Marie
dc.contributor.author Arthurson, Kathy
dc.contributor.author Baum, Fran
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-28T05:48:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-28T05:48:25Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.description.abstract This article examines some of the ways in which fear of crime impacts upon opportunities for social interaction among residents in stigmatised suburbs. As we explore in this article, neighbourhoods that are stigmatised by virtue of material disadvantage and poor reputations tend to be associated with a number of social problems, including higher rates of crime. This association with crime, our research suggests, has an impact on social interaction in these neighbourhoods. Specifically, fear of crime may make people less likely to draw on forms of social interaction which enable people to build trust through contact with their fellow residents. In developing this position, the article draws on qualitative data detailing residents’ perceptions of safety in three neighbourhoods in Adelaide, South Australia, two of which are stigmatised as ‘problem neighbourhoods’. The article concludes by considering the public policy implications that arise from the research. en
dc.identifier.citation Palmer, C., Ziersch, A., Arthurson, K. and Baum, F., 2005. “Danger lurks around every corner": fear of crime and its impact on opportunities for social interaction in stigmatised Australian suburbs. Urban Policy and Research, 23(4), 393-411. en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/08111470500354216 en
dc.identifier.issn 0811-1146
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/27082
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
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dc.rights.holder (C) 2005 Editorial Board, Urban Policy and Research en
dc.rights.license In Copyright
dc.subject Housing en
dc.subject Social equality en
dc.title “Danger lurks around every corner”: fear of crime and its impact on opportunities for social interaction in stigmatised Australian suburbs en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Baum, Fran: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2294-1368 en_US
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