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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

Theft on Campus: Penn State Harrisburg

By: Michael Keefe, Tim Brubaker, and Juan Pena

routine activities theory
Theory developed by Marcus Felson and Lawrence E. Cohen in 1979.
  • Crime theory that looked at the reasons people commit theft.
Routine Activities Theory
routine activities theory cont
Motivated Offender

CRIME

Lack of Capable Guardianship

A Suitable Target

Routine Activities Theory Cont.
hypothesis
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
methods
Created a nine-question survey
  • Distributed to exactly 100 students during common hour
  • Distributed in Stacks Market, the Library, the CUB, and dorms
Methods
discussion cont
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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