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Lecture Four October 10, 2013
Opportunity and Cyclicality
Routine Activities Theory
Two elements of opportunity:
oSuitable target
oLack of capable guardian
Suitable target
Person or property
Property three factors:
oPortable
oValuable
oFungible: able to replace or be replaced by an identical item
Lack of a capable guardian
Two primary forms:
oBlocking access
oSurveillance
Contrast: nature of white collar crime
Offender has legitimate access to location where crime is committed
Offender is spatially separated from victim
Offender’s actions have superficial appearance of legitimacy
Three techniques:
Deception
Abuse of trust
Concealment and conspiracy
Deception
Occurs when one person misleads another by making things appear other than as they
really are
Can expand to organization or group
“Relational phenomenon”: requires a deceiver and deceived
Two conditions:
oOne person deliberately misleads another person about nature of reality
oOther person is mislead about reality (or at least misperceives it)
Examples: false statements, advertising
Abuse of trust
Occur in “agent-client relationships” (agency relationships)
Act for/behalf of another individual or organization
Agent: acts for another
Principal: other party in relationship
Simpson (1987)
Cycles of illegality: antitrust violations in corporate America
What is a business cycle?
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