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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1125
Professor
K.Chin
Semester
Fall

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SEARCHING FOR TARGETS o According to Brantinghams’ environmental criminology, offenders are unlikely to explore distant, unknown areas in search of suitable targets o Offenders most likely to search for targets that fall within their normal activity space (i.e., where they conduct their day-to-day, routine activities) o Offenders prefer targets close to their own homes, because of time and difficulty involved in travelling long distances, and dangers associated with venturing into unknown territory o Households most susceptible to victimization are those that offer the offender easiest access, and lowers risk of detection an apprehension o Prefer corner dwellings on (or close to) major transportation routes, esp, inconspicuous dwellings that are partially hidden or
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