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Psicología, Conocimiento y Sociedad

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ALMANZA AVENDANO, Ariagor Manuel; GOMEZ SAN LUIS, Anel Hortensia  e  CHAPA ROMERO, Ana Celia. Feeling of insecurity about delinquency in junior high school students. Psicol. Conoc. Soc. [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.2, pp.5-21.  Epub 01-Ago-2021. ISSN 1688-7026.

The aim of the study is to understand the feeling of insecurity of junior high school students in Mexicali. The study was based on Grounded Theory. Ten focus groups were performed, and the data was analyzed using MAXQDA software 12. It was found that the feeling of insecurity is elaborated from contextual conditions, such as criminal events in the neighborhood and other areas of the city, actors linked to crime, experiences of victimization and the participation of the police in the communities. In its personal dimension, the feeling of insecurity is linked to a sense of continuous threat, fear, restriction of mobility and the adoption of protection strategies. It is concluded that the personal dimension of the feeling of insecurity makes it possible to understand the psychosocial impact of delinquency in young people and its public dimension favors the incorporation of their voices in the design of public safety policies.

Palavras-chave : Delinquency; security measures; adolescence; student welfare.

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