The following is a list of some theories that have been developed to explain why people do or do not commit crime. Each theory lists the theorists who developed it and a brief explanation of the theory.
Routine Activities Theory by Felson and Cohen
Variables that effect a criminal event are:
- Motivated offenders
- Suitable targets
- Capable guardians
The rate of criminal victimization is increased when there is a convergence in space and time of the three elements.
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