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Jon Rasbash Prize winner announced

24 October 2012

Paper on the impact of neighbourhood context on individuals' fear of crime awarded the Jon Rasbash Prize

Paper on the impact of neighbourhood context on individuals' fear of crime awarded the Jon Rasbash Prize

The winner of the Jon Rasbash Prize for Quantitative Social Science in 2012 is Dr Ian Brunton-Smith from the University of Surrey.

The prize was awarded for his paper 'Do Neighborhoods Generate Fear of Crime? An Empirical Test Using the British Crime Survey', published in Criminology (co-authored with Patrick Sturgis). The paper explores the impact of neighbourhood context on individuals' fear of crime, using multilevel modelling applied to data from three years of the British Crime Survey with contextual data from the 2001 census.

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