Accession Number : ADA289772

Title :   Residential Apartment Burglaries in Tallahassee Police Department Zone 7, Florida.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ashenfelter, Christine H.

PDF Url : ADA289772

Report Date : 09 MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Literature on burglaries provided little information on the environmental factors involved in apartment burglaries. The bulk of research has concentrated on house or commercial burglaries. Opportunity theory, social control theory, routine activities theory, rational choice theory, and limited rationality are the current environmental theories used to explain the causes of burglary (Hirschi, 1986; Cornish and Clarke, 1986; Mayhew, 1979; Cromwell et al, 1991). Exploratory research was conducted on apartment burglaries in Tallahassee, Florida's police designated "zone 7." Zone 7 inhabits some of the poorest residents of Tallahassee and a large portion of the students who attend Florida State University. Research was gathered on all the apartment complexes which resided within zone 7 and had at least twenty five apartments, creating a sample of 39 apartment complexes.

Descriptors :   *CRIMES, *BURGLARY, ENVIRONMENTS, STUDENTS, THEORY, MOTIVATION, FLORIDA, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), CRIMINOLOGY, THEFT.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE