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Inbrekers en de inbraak: Factoren die volgens (ex) inbrekers kosten en baten vormen bij woninginbraak

Meppelink, Jan-Willem (2009) Inbrekers en de inbraak: Factoren die volgens (ex) inbrekers kosten en baten vormen bij woninginbraak.

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Abstract:This study focused on cost and benefit factors that influence in the commission of burglary. The Rational Choice approach suggests that a positive outcome of the cost-benefit analysis leads to crime. Physical environmental factors are part of the costs in this study. Benefits consist in this study behavioural factor of the burglar. Central to this study is the following research question: Which factors are according to respondents the costs and benefits of burglary? In this study, costs are formed by factors that have a disadvantage in the eyes of burglars. These disadvantages are compared with factors from the CPTED that have also proven to be a disadvantage in the study of Veld (2009). Only factors that have a disadvantage in both study are costs in this study. Benefits in this study are formed by factors from behavioural approaches of crime science that have also proven to be a benefit in this study. These factors were assessed through an oral interview with 8 (ex) burglars. Results from this study show that cost factors can be seen rationally. A number of physical environmental factors appear to have influence on burglary. This influence is also found in other studies. Benefits are not always seen by burglars in a rational way. Respondents committed actions during the burglary process that have benefits before the actual burglary but they committed no actions with benefit on the loot.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60407
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