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09 October 2012

FIDUCIA publishes Literature Review of the Key European Research on Fear of Crime, Punitive Attitudes and Trust in Justice

Research under WP4 “State-of-the-Art Public Perceptions” focused on drawing the general picture on attitudes towards crime, justice and punishment, as well as mapping the phenomena by their geographical and social location in Europe, and resulted in a paper featuring a literature review on fear of crime and public attitudes towards crime, justice and punishment.
Specifically, the paper provides a systematic, up-to-date literature review of the key European research on fear of crime, punitive attitudes and trust in justice. The task is subdivided into sections on “trust in justice”, “fear of crime”, and “punitive attitudes”. The aim is to identify the most common explanations that can be found in academic literature about the patterns and possible causes of fear of crime, punitive attitudes and trust in justice.

Research was conducted primarily by Zsolt Boda, Gergő Medve‐Bálint and Evaldas Visockas with contributions by TEISE, BBK and LSE.
You may read the paper below.