What Makes Long Crime Trips Worth Undertaking? Balancing Costs and Benefits in Burglars’ Journey to Crime

@article{Vandeviver2015WhatML,
  title={What Makes Long Crime Trips Worth Undertaking? Balancing Costs and Benefits in Burglars’ Journey to Crime},
  author={C. Vandeviver and S. V. Daele and T. V. Beken},
  journal={British Journal of Criminology},
  year={2015},
  volume={55},
  pages={399-420}
}
This study taps into rational choice theory and scrutinizes the assumption that profit maximization and effort minimization govern decisions related to burglary behaviour and the journey to crime. It treats distance as one of the major costs in the burglary target selection process and uses community characteristics to gain insight into how the anticipation of particular benefits favours the incremental costs of long crime trips. 2,387 burglary trips were extracted from police records and… Expand
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