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A Comparative Study on the Perception of Youths and Adults on Community Safety - A Case from a District in South Korea -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2020, 16(3), pp.97-110
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2020.16.3.97
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : January 29, 2020
  • Accepted : March 16, 2020
  • Published : March 31, 2020

Son, Jin Hee ORD ID 1

1숭실사이버대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to present practical tasks which young people can perform to create a safe community. To this end, it conducted a survey on recognition and awareness on community safety among adults and youths residing in a district in South Korea during October 2019. The data collected from 2,544 adolescents and 364 adults were used for the analysis. The results of this study are as follows. First, the adults recognized that the community was not safe for the youths, more seriously than did the youths themselves. Female youths were more concerned about the issue of security in a community than male youths. Second, both adults and youths recognized home as the most secure but traffic safety as the most vulnerable. Third, both adults and youths were most aware of a safety net for helping them to cope with school violence. Fourth, the level of safety awareness among youths was higher than that in adults. Some suggestions for community safety in this study include enhancing community environment., expanding support for female youths, reinforcing transportation safety, promoting a community safety net, and offering safety education to improve safety awareness.

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