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Crime Fears and Phobias

Clark, Julie


Is fear-of-crime a crime phobia? Based on the results from the Feelings about Crime Study, it was hypothesised that fear-of-crime has a positive relationship with the anxiety disorders of social phobia, blood-injury phobia and agoraphobia. This hypothesis was constructed on the basis that both types of phenomena are founded on the same emotional response of fear. No evidence was found to support this hypothesis. Instead, it is argued that the results highlight the inaccuracy of the largely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
DOI: 10.1375/1321871041336073


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