Conventional Property Criminals

Conventional Property Criminals - CONVENTIONAL PROPERTY...

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C ONVENTIONAL P ROPERTY C RIMINALS Conventional Property Criminals: Commit crimes of theft/larceny and burglary on a fairly persistent basis. Considered “semiprofessionals” or “minor leaguers” Delinquency persists into mid-twenties. More likely to be arrested due to low skill level. Distinguished from occasional property criminals based on identification with the criminal world. Burglary: Unlawful entry of a structure in order to commit a felony or theft; relatively nonviolent; highest rates in Australia o Professionals – Highly-Skilled; extensive planning, “big jobs” o Known Burglars – Less sophisticated; known to police o Young Burglars – Working toward professionalism; late teens, early 20s o Juvenile Burglars – under 16; prey by chance or occasion; supervised by older o Junkies – Opportunistic; least skilled A RSON – A S PECIAL C ATEGORY OF O FFENSE Arson: “Any willful or attempted malicious burning of a structure, vehicle, aircraft, or property of another.” -Costs of Arson
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