|عنوان کتاب:||Opportunity, Environmental Characteristics, and Crime: An Analysis of Auto Theft Patterns (Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship)|
|مولف:||Marissa P. Levy|
|حجم فایل:||2.25 MB|
Levy develops a model to identify the opportunity and environmental characteristics of repeat victimization of auto theft. At the community level, locations of apartments, bars, and auto repair shops create increased opportunity for auto theft. At the site level, she matches repeat auto theft locations to those that experienced a single victimization. She collects data on W.A.L.L.S. (Watchers, Activity Nodes, Location, Lighting, and Security Devices) variables. Location and lighting were the most significant variables. Watchers and security devices were related to repeat victimization in residential areas, but not commercial areas. These two methodologies together provide crime analysts with a tool that can significantly estimate opportunity as well as identify environmental characteristics related to auto theft.