The Limitations and Advancements in Measuring Fear of Crime

Hyungjin Lim, Yongtae Chun

Abstract


To measure fear of crime, the dichotomous single-item question is often used. The question has several inherent limitations which cause problems in validity and reliability in measurement of fear of crime. To overcome the limitations, researchers have advanced measurement of fear of crime. The advancements in measurement of fear of crime made researchers understand fear of crime more deeply. The current paper demonstrates the limitations and advancement by using several examples.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v5i2.7727



Journal of Public Administration and Governance  ISSN 2161-7104

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