1. Why has ‘fear of crime’ ceased to be the primary organising idea in studies of the impacts of crime on people’s everyday lives in contemporary urban contexts?
  2. What in your view are the most important consequences of the ubiquity of social media for the character and intensity of public discourse about crime and security?
  3. What are the respective benefits and limitations of a) surveys, b) semi-structured interviews and c) ethnographic observation as ways of investigating public insecurities?
  4. Is it correct to say that the provision of security is inherently a political matter, and what are the implications of saying so for how we should go about studying it?
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