A person's level of fear of crime or even their perceived fear of crime can affect how they view the Stand Your Ground Law and whether it is seen as beneficial or harmful to the general public. I begin with a discussion of the Stand Your Ground Law. Next, I report on research that examines the fear of crime and how it may shape opinions on the law as well as an individualâ€™s level of fear. My research explores the relationship of these variables using survey data. I examine the attitudes of college students regarding their fear of crime to explore variables that impact their levels of fear and their opinions regarding the Stand Your Ground Law.
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Duckworth, Kelly, "Stand Your Ground Law: How Can a UCF Student's Fear of Crime Affect Their Opinion of the Law and What Variables Affect the Student's Level of Fear of Crime?" (2014). HIM 1990-2015. 1636.