versión impresa ISSN 1729-4827
GARCIA LIRIOS, Cruz. Structure of perception in public safety crisis. liber. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 37-44. ISSN 1729-4827.
The public safety crisis (robberies, kidnappings and extortions) is a problem that indicates the degree of risk of a country. In Mexico, the insecurity is tied up with the corruption and negligence lawlessness of the authorities. Both problems are studied from the citizens perception around crime prevention. This perception diagnosis has two modalities; direct (personal experience) and indirect (mediated experience). The causal relations were established based on validity and reliability of instruments that measured four factors (Government action, police action, mediated action and public safety crisis) of the risk perception. By means of a regression model showed that the mediated perception of police action determines the perception of public safety crisis.
Palabras llave : Society of Risk; Mediated Perception; Perception of Insecurity.