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Perceptions of Community Crime in Ferguson, Mo : A Qualitative Study Prior to the Death of Michael Brown

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This Brief is based on a research study of aging adults' perceptions and fear of crime in their community of Ferguson, Missouri. The study, which was conducted by coincidence just prior to the death of Michael Brown, presents unique insights into the community environment prior to those events, which sparked protests and turmoil in Ferguson and beyond.
This qualitative study employs sampling and semi-structured interviews to survey older adults aging in place in Ferguson about their perceptions of crime, social disorder, racial integration and community transformation. The author also draws comparisons to other US cities, and recommendations for future research. While the study is only preliminary, it will be of interest to anyone researching the intersection of race, crime, and community, or particularly the protests surrounding the events in Ferguson, Missouri, as a starting point for comparison.  
Genre: Social Science, Family + Relationships
Series Title: Springerbriefs in Criminology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Kandace L. Fisher-mclean
Language: English
Street Date: November 23, 2016
TCIN: 51717277
UPC: 9783319467856
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-1906

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