Louis Frimpong Kusi


2012  BA  (Geography and Resource Development), Ghana


Research Focus: Fear of crime in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis – The role of the built environment and community social organization.

The research examines how residential built environment influences the fear of crime in three different socio-economic neighbourhoods in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, and further examines how the effect of residential built environment is mediated by collective efficacy, a dimension of community social organization. Preliminary results show that respondents residing in communities with fortified houses and with better crime preventive measures considered themselves of being at higher risk of becoming victims of property crime. The study will be advocating for crime preventive strategies that encourages social cohesion and social interaction, especially in middle- and high-income communities where building designs do not encourage a sense of community.

Email: lkfrimpong@st.ug.edu.gh 


Frimpong L. K., Oteng-Ababio, M., Owusu, G. & Wrigley-Asante, C. (2019). “Public confidence in the police: Tests of instrumental and expressive models in a developing country city” Police Practice and Research 2, 139-155, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2018.1525380

Oteng-Ababio, M, Tanle, A., Amoah, S. T., Frimpong, L. K., Kose, E. A and Bagson, E. (2018) ‘Informal Exceptionalism?’ Labour Migrants’ Creative Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Livelihoods in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Asian and African Studies DOI: i1.o0r.g1/107.171/0770/201092109069168178788996
Frimpong, L. K., Oteng-Ababio, M., Owusu, G., Wrigley-Asante, C. (2018). Collective efficacy and fear of crime in urban neighbourhoods in Ghana. Safer Communities 17(3): 167-181.
Oteng-Ababio, M., Mariwah, S. & Frimpong, L. K. (2017). Is the underdevelopment of northern Ghana a case of environmental determinism or governance crisis? Ghana Journal of Geography, 9(2): 5-39 (special issue).
Frimpong, L. K., (2016). Geography of fear of crime: Examining intra-urban differentials in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Geography, 8(1): 81-104 (special issue).

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