Measures of opportunity and the calculation of the arson rate: The connection between operationalization and association

@article{Pettiway1985MeasuresOO,
  title={Measures of opportunity and the calculation of the arson rate: The connection between operationalization and association},
  author={Leon E. Pettiway},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
  year={1985},
  volume={1},
  pages={241-268}
}
  • Leon E. Pettiway
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • The crime of arson is complicated in part because of the motives associated with the offense and the vast assortment of combustible objects or targets deliberately burned in urban areas. This research attempts to conceptualize the crime in light of criminal law and demonstrates that arson occupies a rather unique position. Although classified as a property crime, the legislative intent appears to focus on the protection of human life. Moreover, legislative developments have brought us to the… CONTINUE READING

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