Violent Economic Crime and Crimes of Intimidation
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The paper discusses the definition and incidence of robberies and then turns to cybercrime and the computer related crime of theft. The paper addresses hostage taking and the two major categories of instrumental and expressive hostage taking, and then looks at the crime of arson and the crime of pyromania, the occurrence of multiple episodes of deliberate and determined fire-setting. Finally, the paper looks at bombings and the extensive damage they usually cause.
From the Paper:"Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person by force or threat of force. The major distinction between robbery and other crimes such as burglary, fraud or larceny are the direct contact between the offender and the victim and the threat or use of force. There were approximately 445,125 robberies reported in 2007. Firearms were the weapons most often used followed closely by strong arm tactics. Strong arm robbery is robbery without the use of a weapon. It is more likely to result in injury to the victim than is robbery with a firearm or knife.
"Some researchers view robbery as a rational choice driven primarily by the need for money and a desire to minimize detection. Other research has reported that the vast majority of offenders claim that they do no plan an armed robbery. The reality is that crime commission has become so routine that it emerges almost naturally, often occurring without substantial planning or deliberation. Research has also shown that the overwhelming reason for armed robbery was the need for cash and a secondary reason was the control that the robbers held over their frightened victims."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bartol, Curt R. and Bartol, Anne M. (2010). Violent Economic Crime and Crimes of Intimidation. Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach. (p. 445-475). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
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