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Domestic FortressFear and the New Home Front$
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Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784995300

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784995300.001.0001

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Invasions of privacy

Invasions of privacy

(p.66) 4 Invasions of privacy
Domestic Fortress

Rowland Atkinson

Sarah Blandy

Manchester University Press

This chapter focuses on the risks that are perceived to threaten the home. Not only do problems like burglary loom large in a fearful public imagination, contemporary life presents us with new problems and terrors which may invade the home, for example identity theft, predatory paedophiles, telesales and so on. The longstanding legal importance of boundaries indicates the difficulties of ensuring control over the undisturbed privacy of the home. The chapter discusses the extent to which homeownership can ensure absolute control, as against the powers of the state as well as against neighbours and varied invasions of privacy.

Keywords:   Fear of crime, Predatory crime, Homeownership

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