The interplay of moral norms and instrumental incentives in crime causation

@article{Kroneberg2010TheIO,
  title={The interplay of moral norms and instrumental incentives in crime causation},
  author={Clemens Kroneberg and Isolde Heintze and Guido Mehlkop},
  journal={Criminology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={259-294}
}
Rational choice theories (RCTs) of crime assume actors behave in an instrumental, outcome-oriented way. Accordingly, individuals should weight the costs and benefits of criminal acts with subjective probabilities that these outcomes will occur. Previous studies either do not directly test this central hypothesis or else yield inconsistent results. We show that a meaningful test can be conducted only if a broader view is adopted that takes into account the interplay of moral norms and… Expand
116 Citations
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 66 REFERENCES
...
1
2
3
4
5
...