It has been claimed that the rational choice perspective, which sees criminal behavior as the outcome of decisions and choices made by the offender, can provide a useful framework for analyzing crime control policies. By developing the concept of “choice‐structuring properties,” which refers to the constellation of opportunities, costs, and benefits attaching to particular kinds of crime, this paper attempts to develop rational choice theory in order to improve analysis of crime displacement—a concept frequently invoked by the critics of opportunity‐reducing measures of crime prevention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Nov 1987|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine