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criminology 6 - The burglary event-Primary motive to avoid...

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10/2/2011 Criminology Crimes of Acquisition-In the streets and in the suites Robbery: - Bother violent and property offence - Requires face to face encounter with victim - Many target drug dealers - Those living in immediate area often targeted - Expanding use of credit cards serves as a deterrent - Those in which a gun is used produce less physical harm Larceny/Theft - “The taking of property from a person without their consent with the intent of permanently depriving them of its use” - This represents 2/3 of all property crime - Includes shoplifting, purse snatching, pick pocketing, employee theft - Explanations o Kleptomania o Sneaky thrills Burglary - “The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony of theft” - 8% of American HH victimized each year - 2/3 are against residents - Proceeds fuel “party lifestyle” - Motivation o Perceived threat o Psychosocial Encapsulation o Criminal act
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Unformatted text preview: The burglary event -Primary motive to avoid contact with home occupant -Offender looks for clues to determine that it is unoccupied -Lactation and timing are important -Offender develop sources to determine which are worth breaking into -Most offenders are low level opportunists, victimize local community -“Black market” to dispose of precedes White- Collar crime defined -Two competing definitions o 1- Restricted to the class position of people who commit certain kinds of offences (corporate and banking executives) o 2-Applied to the offences themselves, regardless of who the perpetrators are (abusing you position in a company for personal gain) Studying WCC-Difficulty results from its complexity- criminology, criminal law, organizational theory, psychology, accounting, and others -Offenders are less accessible to research efforts...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course CRJS 100 taught by Professor Stew during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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