Inês Guedes

Inês Guedes
University of Porto | UP · Escola de Criminologia

PhD in Criminology

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October 2011 - present
University of Porto
Position
  • Invited Assistant Professor
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  • Experimental Criminology Introduction to Criminology History of Criminology Security Issues
January 2011 - present
University of Porto
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (35)
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In recent years, scientific research has neglected the importance of personality and trait emotions in explaining fear of crime. Through a survey administered to 205 individuals, this study explored the relationship between individual variables and abstract fear of crime, perception of victimization risk (cognitive dimension), and behavioral expres...
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Since the 1960s, victimization surveys have attempted to measure the level and extent of fear of crime. Along with the measurement of fear of crime, researchers have tried to develop theoretical models to explain it. These models include variables such as individual and contextual ones. This article presents a study which had the main goal of explo...
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Fear of crime is a hot topic of criminological field and a problem in its own right. Researchers have been studied the individual and contextual variables of fear of crime. This project applies eye tracking techniques to deep explore the features of environment that have an impact on fear of crime. In addition, it intends to analyze the selective a...
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This quantitative work aimed at understanding the importance of personality and trait emotions in the components of feelings of insecurity namely the fear of crime, perceptions of victimization risk and behavioral reactions to crime (avoidance, protection and self-defence). For this purpose, we applied a survey to a sample of 205 subjects from the...
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The present study aims at understanding what factors contribute to the explanation of online identity theft (OIT) victimization and fear, using the Routine Activity Theory (RAT). Additionally, it tries to uncover the influence of factors such as sociodemographic variables, offline fear of crime, and computer perception skills. Data for the present...
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Research and discourse around security covers a diverse range of topics focusing on protecting “people and their assets in particular from mal-intended actions” (Gill 2014: 981), such as crime prevention, management of security, and even discussion about ethics and critiques of security (Gill 2014). In this chapter, we wish to draw attention to per...
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Online consumer fraud is one of the most fast-growing crimes. It corresponds to situations where, for instance, the products that are bought, but are not delivered. The present study (N = 1710) aimed at exploring, on the one hand, the predictors of online fraud victimization and, on the other hand, to examine the reporting to the police. Even thoug...
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The present study, using a Portuguese sample, is aimed at understanding how the media shapes the fear of crime experiences. Concretely, we explored how individuals interpret the content transmitted by the media and how these perceptions influence the fear of crime contextually situated. It was also our aim to explore if the area of residence (rural...
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Objectives Researchers have been studying the most important environmental cues that influence people’s fear and how to measure these emotions and perceptions in a more valid way. In order to contribute to experimental studies, we develop and validate the Urban Security Image Database (USID).Method The construction and validation of the USID follow...
Presentation
Several scandals have been damaging the reputation of some entrepreneurial initiatives. The present work is part of a study designed to prevent misconduct in entrepreneurship, supported by literature centered on entrepreneurship's potential damaging features prone to produce harmful outcomes and victims. This range of harmful consequences appears t...
Presentation
In this presentation, the results of the first phase of MiscRisk (Risk for Misconduct in Entrepreneurship) project will be addressed. MiscRisk aims to prevent misconduct in entrepreneurship following the literature according to which entrepreneurship may have destructive features generating harmful consequences and victims, such as stakeholders and...
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Access to hard-to-reach samples is frequently difficult in criminological research. There are several challenges to reach populations such as people who perceive themselves as law-abiding citizens when asking about sensitive topics (deviant or criminal behaviors, victimization). In this presentation, methodological difficulties will be discussed, g...
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Few researches have considered fear of crime as a context-specific experience. This article promotes a place-based theoretical framework for studying crime perceptions through presenting app-based and crowdsourcing measures of perception of crime and place as a robust methodological framework. A systematic review of published studies that use crowd...
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Several studies have produced evidence of the existence of differences between common offenders and white-collar offenders. In Portugal, however, there is little or no empirical work on this topic. To fill this gap, a survey was administered to a sample of 137 incarcerated subjects in several Portuguese prisons, separated into white-collar offender...
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Through a review of the last fifty years of scientific literature concerning the field of fear of crime, it is possible to observe that gender is consistently considered a relevant variable in quantitative studies (LaGrange & Ferraro, 1989; Hale, 1996). In fact, women frequently report higher levels of fear of crime even when, according to official...
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Few researches have considered fear of crime as a context-specific experience. This paper promotes a place-based theoretical framework for studying crime perceptions through presenting app-based and crowdsourcing measures of perception of crime and place as a robust methodological framework. A systematic review of published studies that use crowdso...
Chapter
Cardoso, C.S., Guedes, I., Castro, J. (2019). Segurança Urbana e Criminologia (capítulo 4). In: F. Amaro & D. Costa (coord). Criminologia e Reinserção Social. Editora Pactor
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The main focus of the thesis is to deepen explore the fear of crime in a broader sense (feelings of insecurity) and, in particular, its emotional component (fear of crime in a restrict sense) through the use of mixed-methods. Specifically, it intends to examine the relationship between the feelings of insecurity and physical, temporal and social co...
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Fear of crime is a hot topic of criminological field and a problem in its own right. Researchers have been studied the individual and contextual variables of fear of crime. This project applies eye tracking techniques to deep explore the features of environment that have an impact on fear of crime. In addition, it intends to analyze the selective a...

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This research aims at developing risk assessment and situational intervention tools for screening and preventing misconduct in entrepreneurship. Considering the relevance of entrepreneurship on economic growth, this project intends to assess, describe and prevent misconduct committed by entrepreneurs. Such approach considers the interaction between personality characteristics of the entrepreneur and organizational environment. While these behaviours are not considered crime, they have been considered as misconduct producing externalities, endangering business moral environment, trust of stakeholders, investors, and consumers. The project will create a "Misconduct in Entrepreneurship Scale", correlating personality profiles and endorsement of misconduct among a sample of entrepreneurs. Measures of organizational culture, including ethical climate and prevention of misconduct, will be assessed. Intervention mechanisms for prevention of misconduct in entrepreneurship will be created. More information at: https://miscrisk.org
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Recent contributions to the advancement of research into fear of crime focus on framing it as a situational experience. To measure fear of crime operationalised in this way, innovations in technology for data collection must be applied, such as real-time mobile technologies, crowdsourcing or sensing. This project groups aims to contribute to the advancement of current topics in fear of crime research, in both methodological and theoretical innovations around operationalisation and measurement of this concept.
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PHD Project concerning social elements related to fear of crime and insecurity levels. Multidisciplinary analysis will be made cross-sectioning the fields of criminology and urban planning. Multi-methodology approaches will be taken into consideration: innovative use of the eye-tracking method whilst complementing with both quantitative and qualitative methodology.