Predictors of Fear and Risk of Terrorism in a Rural State

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dc.creator May, David C.
dc.creator Herbert, Joe
dc.creator Cline, Kelly
dc.creator Nellis, Ashley 2011-12-07T16:43:45Z 2011-12-07T16:43:45Z 2011-12
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Rural Criminology, v1, n1 (December, 2011), p. 1-22 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1835-6672
dc.description.abstract This article examines attitudes about terrorism utilizing criminological literature about fear of crime and perceived risk of victimization and data from a statewide survey of 1,617 adults in Kentucky. Measures of both fear of terrorism and perceived risk of terrorism were geography based. The demographic variables had minimal impact on both perceived risk of terrorism and fear of terrorism, although gender was significantly related to both, suggesting a link based on socialization experiences of men and women. Although rural residence had a small but statistically significant relationship to perceived risk, it was not related to fear. The strongest predictor of fear was perceived risk itself, which mirrors research on the close association of fear of crime and perceived risk to victimization. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ohio State University. Libraries en_US
dc.rights The author retains copyright ownership of this article. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the author. en_US
dc.subject terrorism en_US
dc.subject fear of crime en_US
dc.subject perceived risk en_US
dc.title Predictors of Fear and Risk of Terrorism in a Rural State en_US
dc.type Article en_US