Criminal Opportunity Theory and the relationship Between Poverty and Property Crime.

Criminal opportunity theory suggests that community economic deprivation has two countervailing effects on property crime: it causes strain and disorganization which may encourage some individuals to offend, but it also simultaneously lessens opportunities to engage in property crime by reducing the...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hannon, Lance.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 2001
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