Routine Activity Theory and Crime pattern theory

I do believe in crime pattern theory. Just as indicated in this theory, crime as well as criminal opportunities are not random. Victims and offenders are not pathological in the utilization of time as well as space. When a person goes through a sequence of actions heshe make decisions. Repetition of activities makes decision making regularized thereby creating a leading template. A person must make a decision whether to commit or not to commit a crime. A lot of people do not carry out their roles as individuals, but have a network of friends, family, as well as associates. These associations greatly sway the decision making of any member of the network. An individual commits a crime when a triggering event is present and can locate a victim suitable for hisher crime template. Each and every person has a variety of regular daily activities occurring in different nodes of activity, for example school and work. Offenders have normal spatio-temporal movement patterns similar to everybody else. The probable place for crimes is around these routine activities and awareness space.

Potential targets have locations as well as activity spaces intersecting those of potential offenders. A probable target turns into a real target when potential offenders eagerness to commit an offense has been motivated and when the likely target fits the offenders crime cut-out. If a particular victim is easily accessible and is rewarding, chances are very high that crime will be committed. Any one with an opportunity can commit a crime. The presence or absence of competent guardians is the other factor that influences the intensity as well as distribution of predatory offenses. Factors that attract crime are generated in nodal activity areas of people with greater eagerness to commit offenses.


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