Residential Burglary in Guelph: Looking at the Physical and Social Predictors of Break and Enters

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Residential Burglary in Guelph: Looking at the Physical and Social Predictors of Break and Enters

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dc.contributor.advisor Parnaby, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Apps, Joes
dc.date 2012-08-10
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T16:33:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T16:33:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3866
dc.description.abstract The rate of residential break and enters in Canada has been declining according to official statistics, but has increased according to self reports of victims. Since the 1970s, considerable attention has been given to preventing break and enters by altering the physical environment. However, studies that assess the effects of physical design have produced mixed results. The data for this study were drawn from Guelph Police Service break and enter records, and property site assessments were performed using Google Earth and Street View. Drawing from rational choice and routine activities perspectives, physical and social features of burgled and non-burgled single detached dwellings were assessed to determine which features predicted break and enter victimization. Results suggest little empirical support for place-based crime prevention strategies such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Burglary, CPTED, Rational Choice, Routine Activities Theory en_US
dc.title Residential Burglary in Guelph: Looking at the Physical and Social Predictors of Break and Enters en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Political Science en_US


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