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Gendered landscapes of safety: How women construct and navigate the urban landscape to avoid sexual violence

Roberts, Nicola, Donovan, Catherine and Durey, Matthew (2020) Gendered landscapes of safety: How women construct and navigate the urban landscape to avoid sexual violence. Criminology and Criminal Justice, ahead. p. 1. ISSN 1748-8958

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Abstract

This article presents findings from an online survey gathering quantitative and qualitative data from men and women students at a university in the north of England in 2016. The survey explored their perceptions of safety and experiences of interpersonal violence during their time as a student, both on and off campus. We show how women were more likely to report sexual violence compared to men. We also show how women students, compared to men, were less likely to say they never felt unsafe as they moved away from the university into the city, and as they moved from day into night. We illustrate how interconnecting factors construct women’s perceptions of safety, and subsequently, how locations perceived as unsafe ‘hotspots’, become physical barriers impeding women’s access to public and educational spaces. Consequently, we outline measures to enhance women’s safety whilst at university.

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Depositing User: Nicola Roberts

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Item ID: 12538
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895820963208
ISSN: 1748-8958
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12538
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/17488...

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ORCID for Nicola Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2619-1346
ORCID for Matthew Durey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6841-9532

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Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 14:53
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 09:37

Contributors

Author: Nicola Roberts ORCID iD
Author: Matthew Durey ORCID iD
Author: Catherine Donovan

University Divisions

Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences

Subjects

Social Sciences > Criminology
Social Sciences

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