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Profit-Driven Crime: Naylor's Typology

Professor R. T. Naylor, an economist, criminologist, and historian at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, gives a typology of profit-driven crimes that is based on economic terms and is centered on activities or groups of activities that make an action criminal (not the perpetrators of that criminal action). He considers that every criminal action represents a certain chain of special activities and suggests that there are certain patterns of activities that can be categorized. Each of the categories suggested by him can be defined by a series of actions, the willingness or unwillingness of actors, the actors themselves, the effects on GNP, secondary criminal actions connected to the crimes, and things that the criminal justice system should address in relation to the crime category. According ...

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