PREDICTING RISKS OF LARCENY THEFT VICTIMIZATION: A ROUTINE ACTIVITY ANALYSIS USING REFINED LIFESTYLE MEASURES

@article{Mustaine1998PREDICTINGRO,
  title={PREDICTING RISKS OF LARCENY THEFT VICTIMIZATION: A ROUTINE ACTIVITY ANALYSIS USING REFINED LIFESTYLE MEASURES},
  author={E. Mustaine and R. Tewksbury},
  journal={Criminology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36},
  pages={829-858}
}
  • E. Mustaine, R. Tewksbury
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Routine activity theory has long been plagued by a heavy reliance on proxy measures of lifestyles, which typically include demographic variables that are regularly used as measures of lifestyle and behavior. This reliance on indirect measures forces researchers to suppose how and why these indicators are related to victimization risks. Using detailed measurements of activities and specific structural aspects of communities is clearly more desirable and beneficial when seeking to explain… CONTINUE READING
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