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|Type of Document
||Jones, Kathleen A.
||From mace to restricted movement :feminist social control theory and college women's fear of rape
||Master of Science
|Bailey, Carol A.
|Shoemaker, Donald J.
- fear of crime
- campus crime
|Date of Defense
This research utilizes feminist social control theory to explore college women's
fear of crime, specifically rape. Elements within this analysis include: comparisons of
males and females on their relative fear of crime in both stranger and acquaintance
situations, an assessment of behavioral/social self-restrictions, and an examination of the
relative impact of previous victimization on women's fear. Data are derived from a self-administered
questionnaire from a non-probability sample of 217 male and female Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University undergraduates in the fall of 1994. Consistent
with the hypothesis, women report significantly higher rates of fear in both acquaintance
and stranger situations, and also report employing significantly more crime preventative
measures than men. However, regression analyses reveal that while gender, acquaintance
and stranger fear all have a statistically significant impact on precautionary use, neither
fear of rape, nor previous rape victimization are significant. Policy implications and areas
for future research are explored.
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