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Theft on Campus: Penn State Harrisburg. By: Michael Keefe, Tim Brubaker, and Juan Pena. Theory developed by Marcus Felson and Lawrence E. Cohen in 1979. Crime theory that looked at the reasons people commit theft. Routine Activities Theory. Motivated Offender. CRIME.

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Theft on Campus: Penn State Harrisburg

By: Michael Keefe, Tim Brubaker, and Juan Pena


  • Theory developed by Marcus Felson and Lawrence E. Cohen in 1979.

  • Crime theory that looked at the reasons people commit theft.

Routine Activities Theory


Motivated Offender

CRIME

Lack of Capable Guardianship

A Suitable Target

Routine Activities Theory Cont.


http://www.police.psu.edu/cleryact/documents/AltoonaPolicySafetyU2012.pdf

Penn State Altoona Crime Report


http://www.police.psu.edu/cleryact/documents/BerksPolicySafetyU2012.pdf

Penn State Berks Crime Report


http://www.police.psu.edu/cleryact/documents/HarrisburgPolicySafetyU2012.pdf

Penn State Harrisburg Crime Report


  • Juniors and seniors will have something stolen more often than freshmen and sophomores.

  • The item that will be stolen the most will be money.

Hypothesis


  • Created a nine-question survey

  • Distributed to exactly 100 students during common hour

  • Distributed in Stacks Market, the Library, the CUB, and dorms

Methods


Results


Results Cont.


Results Cont.


Discussion


  • We would create a study where only males or females are examined

  • We could also study only freshmen males or junior females

  • This will more clearly identify the true victim of theft on campus

Discussion Cont.


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