Managing physical and sexual assault risk in urban nightlife: Individual- and environmental-level influences

Philip R. Kavanaugh, Tammy L. Anderson

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Abstract

In this article we use interview and direct observation data to examine the experiences of young people in two Philadelphia nightlife scenes, and the ways in which they manage risk of physical and sexual assault. Our analysis reveals several environmental-level factors that shape risk exposure, as well as a number of individual-level tactics used to manage risk. Our observations are discussed in terms of their implications for developing a risk management framework that accounts for the role of individual- and environmental-level factors in shaping victimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-714
Number of pages35
JournalDeviant Behavior
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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