This study attempts to resolve some of the disparity between lifestyle/routine activities theory and empirical findings concerning the elderly victim of homicide. Analysis of Canadian data leads to the conclusion that the elderly are disproportionately victims of theft‐based homicide, a finding not consistent with the routine activity approach. A reformulation of the theory resolves the theory/data gap.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jun 1990|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science