Danger ahead? The impact of fear of crime on people’s recreational use of nonmotorised shared-use routes

Ravenscroft, N, Uzzell, D and Leach, R (2002) Danger ahead? The impact of fear of crime on people’s recreational use of nonmotorised shared-use routes Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 20 (5). pp. 741-756. ISSN 0263-774X

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the incidence of actual and perceived victimisation in people's recreational use of nonmotorised shared-use routes. Using the findings from eight focus groups, we show that, despite encountering very few conflictual situations when on shared-use routes, the fear of accidents and assaults has a significant impact on some people in some environments. The findings lend support to broader theorisations about people's insecurity when outside the home, where fear is an increasingly systemic reaction to the ways in which understandings of the public domain are shifting.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: recreation; crime; urban planning policy
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional) > K420 Urban and Rural Planning
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1068/c24m
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > Chelsea School
Depositing User: Chelsea editor
Date Deposited: 11 May 2007
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2010 11:32
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2079

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