Crime Opportunity Theories: Routine Activity, Rational Choice and Their Variants

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Opportunity theories of crime seek to explain the occurrence of crime rather than simply the existence of criminal dispositions. They emphasize the fundamental element in the criminal act of opportunity: how this arises, how it is perceived, evaluated and acted on by those with criminal dispositions. This volume brings together influential research articles on opportunity theories of crime by leading theorists such as Cohen and Felson on routine activity theory and Clarke and Cornish on the bounded rational choice ...

Crime Opportunity Theories: Routine Activity, Rational Choice and their Variants 2011, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754629702

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