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'I don't relax until I'm home' Women's fear of violent crime in public space in Cork

Liam Coakley


Cork women's fear of violent crime is found to have a strong spatial expression but it is also seen to be variable with social context. Patterns of Fear of Violent Crime (FOVC) in the city centre are outlined and some social complexities are considered. A conceptualisation of passive and reactionary FOVC is not favoured. Rather, following Koskela's (1997) consideration of 'bold women', consideration is given to whether these patterns may point to a more proactive negotiation of such feelings in context.

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