Feelings of (in)security and the role of neighborhood situated institutions

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
    • Criminology
social disorganisation neighbourhoods institutions feelings of insecurity fear of crime
Project description

Aim of this research is to conduct a qualitative analysis of the role of neighbourhood situated institutions - private (family, friends) and public institutions (police, city services) as well as locally organised institutions (church, business, schools, …) - in the feelings of (in)security of local residents. In this way we want to enhance the applicability of the social disorganisation theory in explaining feelings of insecurity.