Human ecology and crime: A routine activity approach

@article{Felson1980HumanEA,
  title={Human ecology and crime: A routine activity approach},
  author={M. Felson and Lawrence E. Cohen},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={1980},
  volume={8},
  pages={389-406}
}
Prior explanations of the distributions of crime have tended to emphasize the criminal intentions of people without considering adequately the circumstances in which criminal acts occur. This paper examines how community structure generates these circumstances and applies Amos Hawley's human ecological theory in treating criminal acts as routine activities which feed upon other routine activities. For example, we consider how married women in the labor force, persons living alone, and… Expand

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