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Crimcast is a virtual resource devoted to critical conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues. Our blogposts, twitter feeds, podcasts and other content provide an overview of trends, research, commentary and events of interest to criminal justice practitioners, academics and the general public. CrimCast is sponsored by The Center for Crime and Popular Culture, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.

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Murray Lee, University of Sydney, Australia on Fear of Crime

Nickie Phillips

Murray Lee

Lee and Mythen's International Handbook on Fear of Crime:

The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime brings together original and international state of the art contributions of theoretical, empirical, policy-related scholarship on the intersection of perceptions of crime, victimisation, vulnerability and risk. This is timely as fear of crime has now been a focus of scholarly and policy interest for some fifty years and shows little sign of abating. Research on fear of crime is demonstrative of the inter-disciplinarity of criminology, drawing in the disciplines of sociology, psychology, political science, history, cultural studies, gender studies, planning and architecture, philosophy and human geography. This collection draws in many of these interdisciplinary themes.

Gavin de Becker at SFC: Fear, Intuition, and Survival

Nickie Phillips

Gavin de Becker, a leading expert on predicting and managing violence and author of The Gift of Fear, spoke to a standing room only audience about the importance of intuition, the danger of denial, and how the battle between these two impulses lie at the root of our survival on Tuesday, September 17 at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY. - SFC