Campus Crime

Date:23 Aug, 2015

Campus Crime

Comparing Fear of Crime and Crime Statistics on a University Campus: Fear of crime on a university campus Campus crime at colleges and universities has resulted in a call for more safety and preventive measures from policymakers, students, to citizens. While existing research highlights students’ fear on campus crime, few studies have examined this topic from a spatial and cognitive perspective. This project compares campus crime data with participants’ self-reported cognitive fear of crime maps. The outcomes and implications of this work are multifold, extending from potential safety improvements and better decision-making (e.g., aide law enforcement to target specific areas for crime monitoring) to developing educational workshops to dispel myths and facts of campus safety.

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