Jesus-Alberto Valero-Matas 1, Carlos Andrés Muñoz Sandoval 2
  • 1 University of Valladolid, Campus of Palencia (Spain), La Yutera Campus, Avenida de Madrid, 50, 34004 Palencia, Spain
  • 2 University of Santo Tomás (Colombia), Carrera 9 No. 51 — 11 PBX, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

Fear of crime: The concept’s evolution from 2001 to 2021

2023, vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 207–224 [issue contents]
The article aims at the general description of the academic research that examines the fear of crime concept after September 11, 2001, when new areas of research became a part of security studies, substantially changing the very understanding of fear of crime. Thus, there was a change in the academic models for examining the social perception of crime. At first, there were some fruitful years for the sociological analysis of the fear of crime concept. Today, sociological studies of fear of crime continue, but this concept became even more important for criminological studies. Therefore, we analyzed the fear of crime category in the articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals in the criminological and sociological perspectives (Sage, Jstor, EbscoHost, and others). The findings explain the evolution of the fear of crime concept in the research from 2001 to 2021. For Latin America, the concept of fear is quite recent, which is very different from other regions of the world. Moreover, the interpretation of fear in Latin America is very different from both Europe and the United States. Although Latin America and the United States have much in common, the article presents the unique features of the Latin-American approach to this phenomenon.
Citation: A. Valero J., Carlos Andrés M. (2023) Fear of Crime: a Concept Evolution Research After the 9/11 Attacks [Fear of Crime: a Concept Evolution Research After the 9/11 Attacks]. The Russian Sociological Review, vol. 22, no 2, pp. 207-224 (in Russian)
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