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Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

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Criminal Justice Administration


The fear of crime is analyzed on six college and university campuses that make up the Atlanta University Center (AUC). The study utilizes interview questionnaire data on 325 students attending AUC institutions which were collected during the spring semester of 1993. The analytical procedures used include the reliability analysis, frequency distributions, cross tabulations and chi-square tests. The data analysis did not reveal any significant relationships between fear of crime and demographic characteristics except for gender of the students. Also, there was no significant relationship between fear of crime and prior victimization. However, the relationship between fear of crime and constrained behavior was significant. On the whole, it was evident that fear of crime increases the probability of constrained behavior, which in turn reduces victimization.


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