Ronald Burns, Patrick Kinkaid, Michael Bachmann. ‘Getting hosed: Petty theft in the car wash industry and the fifth suitability criterion in routine activities theory’. The Social Science Journal 49(2012).263-269.
Purpose of the study
The purpose of the study was to “examine the applicability of routine activities theory to petty theft” and routine activity theory is a theory included in the crime opportunity theories that focus on situational (or occupational) crime (Burns, 2012, p. 263). That is one is more likely to be a victim of an illegal or a harmful financially-driven activity committed within the contexts of a legitimate, respectable occupation, ( Continue reading...