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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 101
Professor
Adrienne Peters
Semester
Fall

Description
CHANGING WORKPLACE • Nature of workplace has changed significantly over last few decades • Better paying, full­time manufacturing jobs have been disappearing • More females are now working • Technological changes • More people are now able to do some or all of their work at home UNEMPLOYMENT & CRIME • Many theories of crime – e.g., anomie theory, relative deprivation theory, social  disorganization theory – assume there is relationship between unemployment and  crime • However, researchers have found weak or even negative relationship between  these two factors ­ Unemployed people have less disposable income ­ More likely to engage in leisure activities at home or within their own  neighborhoods (avoiding offenders) ­ When at home, act to protect home RISK FACTORS – PRECURSORS • Dealing with large number of people (particularly high risk groups) • Handling cash • Doing a lot of travelling • Delivering goods or passengers OCCUPATIONAL CRIME • Types include white collar crime, corporate crime, employee theft, and  embezzlement • Work domain brings large numbers of people together in time and space • Provides opportunities for both employers and employees to victimize their  customers each… PRECURSORS • Individuals (or groups of individuals) in propositions of trust, power and  responsibility • Often have vast sums of money at their disposal • Organizational fr
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