1. Describe the crime of arson. How is it similar to other forms of property crime,
and how is it distinct?
Defined by the UCR as "any willful or attempted malicious burning of a
structure, vehicle, aircraft, or property of another." Because arson differs
1. Explain how rational choice theory can be applied to white-collar crime.
Is a framework for understanding and often formally modeling social and economic
behavior. The basic premise of rational choice theory is that aggregate social behavior
1. Identify two historical events recognized by Davis and Gurr as contributing to
violence in the United States.
The Industrial Revolution and the great internal migration from
countryside to city which has produced widespread social dislocation.