Farmers' Experiences as Victims of Crime: An Exploratory Study on the Isle of Anglesey
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Libraries
Citation:International Journal of Rural Criminology, v3, n2 (June, 2017), p. 114-130
Farming is not only a profession, for many it is a lifestyle. Farmers’ place of work is often their home and this reality poses several questions about the challenges farmers face with regard to dealing with victimisation and creating an effective crime prevention strategy. This paper reports on the findings of an exploratory study of farmers’ views on the Isle of Anglesey. A mixed method design was used based on postal surveys and interviews, to explore farmers’ experiences as victims of crime, and opinions on the support provided by local government agencies, the police, and the community. Findings suggest that farmers had minimal experience as victims of crime, which resulted in complacency towards crime prevention and reliance on the local community to identify trustworthy employees and potential crime threats.
Rights:Copyright © 2017 Tim Holmes, Jane Jones
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