Whom can you trust? The politics of 'grassing' on an inner city housing estate

Karen Evans, Penny Fraser, Sandra Walklate

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This paper derives from an ongoing research project concerned to explore how people living in, going to work in, attending school in, high crime areas manage their routine daily lives. It focuses on one of our research areas in which we argue that the question of the 'fear of crime' is much better understood through an appreciation of how the question of trust manifests itself in that community. In other words, whom you trust, when, and by how much, mediate the way in which people living in this area manage their routine daily lives and within that their sense of security.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-380
Number of pages2
JournalSociological Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996

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