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The Recognition of Signs of Crime by Citizens

Rinke, Julian (2020) The Recognition of Signs of Crime by Citizens.

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Abstract:Recognizing signs of criminal activity such as undermining enables citizens to report it accordingly. This study aimed to examine if knowledge about signs of undermining criminality increases the recognition of it. Besides that, the relation between the recognition of crime and individual-related drivers of the Community Engagement Theory was investigated. To answer the research question an online survey was conducted, in which 53 participants partook. After evaluating this survey, it was found that knowledge did indeed increase the recognition of signs of undermining criminality. Furthermore, it was found that participants who recognized signs of crime, also tend to score high on risk-perception. Even though the study has limits, it suggests that knowledge increases the recognition of signs of undermining crime, which is why its findings should be reported.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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