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NCJ Number: 159998 Find in a Library
Title: Routine Activity and Rational Choice: Advances in Criminological Theory, Volume 5
Editor(s): R V Clarke; M Felson
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 428
Sponsoring Agency: Transaction Publishers
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56000-087-2
Sale Source: Transaction Publishers
Rutgers-the State University
140 West Ethel Road
Units L-M
Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The essays in this volume apply two new criminological approaches -- routine activity and rational choice -- to various categories of crime.
Abstract: The routine activity approach analyzes the criminal event itself, while rational choice analyzes crime in terms of the behaviors motivated by the offender's desire to meet his everyday needs. These essays discuss routine activity and rational choice in the context of crimes such as drunk driving, firearms-related crimes, kidnapping, and political violence. The authors also explore the relationship between these two approaches and more traditional criminological theories. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime causes theory; Criminology theory evaluation; Routine activity theory
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