Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department or Program

Criminology and Criminal Justice


Dr. Joseph Schafer


Fear of crime is a major problem in today’s society. Much research has been devoted to neighborhood settings on the issue; however, little research has been conducted on college and university campuses. Fear of crime can result in devastating consequences on college students, as well as, campus faculty, administration, and the campus community. Before a solution can be put into effect a cause needs to be identified. Incivilities have led to fear in many settings and are believed to also cause fear on campuses.