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NCJ Number: 120003 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Robbery (From Armed Robbery: Proceedings of a Seminar Held 22-24 March 1988, P 59-70, Dennis Challinger, ed. -- See NCJ-119997)
Author(s): T Gabor
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: A popular approach to crime prevention has been the reduction of criminal opportunities.
Abstract: This approach has the advantage of addressing immediate concerns rather than "root causes," and it can be tailored to a particular crime type and community, as opposed to crime in general and society at large. Factors influencing crime opportunities available include reduction of the monetary incentives of armed robbery, increased level of surveillance, target-hardening, lifestyle and activity changes, proximity factors, and availability of firearms. One factor detracting from the value of criminal opportunity reduction measures is the assumption that all robbers are rational decision-makers with unlimited resources who carefully evaluate a wide range of possible targets. 27 references.
Main Term(s): Armed robbery; Crime specific countermeasures
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime in foreign countries; Physical crime prevention
Note: For microfiche, see NCJ-119997.
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