Crime and Everyday Life offers a bold approach to crime theory and crime reduction. Using a clear, engaging, and streamlined writing style, the Sixth Edition illuminates the causes of criminal behavior, showing how crime can affect everyone in both small and large ways. Renowned authors Marcus Felson and Mary Eckert then offer realistic ways to reduce or eliminate crime and criminal behavior in specific settings by removing the opportunity to complete the act. Most importantly, this book teaches students how to think about crime, and then do something about it.
Chapter 4: Bringing Crime to You
Bringing Crime to You
The course of daily life differs among neighborhoods, cities, nations, and historical eras. These differences influence whether, where, and when people find the opportunity to commit a crime. To understand it, we need to ask
- How do people and things move about every day?
- As they move, do they encounter things to steal, people to conflict ...