Property Crimes Analytical Essay by scribbler

Property Crimes
Highlights property crimes, which involve the illegal acquisition of money and material goods.
# 152574 | 870 words | 1 source | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2013 in Criminology (Forensics) , Criminology (Public and Crime)

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This paper reviews the four major categories of property crimes, which are larceny including shoplifting, burglary, arson and motor vehicle theft including carjacking. Crimes of fraud entail dishonesty used for the reason of obtaining illegal financial gain, the author points out, because they often involve the distortion of facts and the deliberate intent to deceit. The paper explains that white collar crime is a property crime carried out by a person of respectability and high social status in his occupation.

From the Paper:

"Burglars tend to prefer single family homes, primarily because they can be entered directly from the street, and because they often have multiple access and escape points. Neighborhoods residents who are not affiliated with or are isolated from their neighbors are also preferred because the neighbors will less likely be alarmed by unusual or suspicious events.
"Research data suggests that even though burglary is a planned behavior, burglars identify a large number of potential targets, and then select the most vulnerable. Research also suggests that a high percentage of burglars make carefully planned, highly rational decisions that are based on a detailed evaluation of environmental cues, the critical factor seems to be finding the right opportunity from an array of potential targets. Burglary is generally an impulsive crime, but it isn't usually planned to precise detail.
"Motives for burglary are varied, but the primary factor for professionals is undoubtedly monetary gain. When performed competently, burglary is a lucrative business with low risks and with monetary rewards far surpassing those that the burglar might earn in the straight world. Burglars often make a rough estimation on whether the expected financial gain outweighs the effort and the risk of detection."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bartol, Curt R. and Bartol, Anne M. (2010). Property and Public Order Crime. Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach. (p. 53-84). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

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