Brief Project Summary
This study is to explore the fear of crime impact on UK university students quality of life. It is trying to find out the differences between the local students and the international students on the level of quality of life, the level of worry about being a victim in the crime, the feelings of crime and the ways for the students to respond on the effects. The quality of life is to determine what is important to a persons well-being, is not just the absence of disease or illness. The World Health Organization defined the term of quality of life (QOL) is the degree of need, expectation, concerns and satisfaction within the physical, psychological, social, activity, material, and structural (WHO, 2019). A survey method was adopted using a modified version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life-100 questionnaire to investigate the effect, the level of worry about being a victim in the crime, the feelings of crime and the ways for the students to respond on the effects. In this research will focus on the top 3 common crimes in the UK, they are burglary, robbery and violence. Because there was a higher rate in burglary, robbery and violence for students than other population in the UK (Rust, Somerville, Cole and Brown, 2001; Devereux and Buchanan, 2001; Hopkins and Burke, 2001; Chalcraft and Wilson, 2001). The participants in this study will be asked to answer their feeling in crime, fear or not fear the upon crimes when those crimes happened in the community. A lot of academics were struggling on defining fear of crime, and they found that the people were more likely to describe their feelings about crime in terms of anger and shock than fear (Christmann and Rogerson, 2004). According to previous research, they collected data from two universities and provided the results after a half year. This study will focus on one university only, therefore it needs around 3 months to collect and analyse the data. (Barberet, et al. 2003).