Although the ‘fear of crime’ has generated significant academic interest, the lack of clarity concerning definition, prevalence and concentration has generated difficulties for community safety practitioners when implementing operational initiatives. This article explores the experience of the Norfolk Constabulary, and shows how the positive concept of ‘improving public confidence’ allowed the organisation to more effectively design and implement community safety initiatives, to change public perception.
Kirby, S. and McPherson, I. (2009), "From reducing fear to improving community confidence — a change of emphasis for practitioners", Safer Communities, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 21-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/17578043200900025Download as .RIS
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