Structural changes in routine activity patterns were said to influence crime rates by affecting the convergence in space and time of the three minimal elements of direct-contact predatory violations: * the presence of motivated offenders; * the availability of suitable targets; and * the absence of capable guardians against a violation (Cohen & Felson 1979: 589). [...] living in remote communities where financial disadvantage is more likely can enable fraud to be rationalised more easily.
|Number of pages||6|
|Specialist publication||Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2011|
Smith, R. G., & Jorna, P. (2011). Fraud in the 'outback': Capable guardianship in preventing financial crime in regional and remote communities. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, (413), 1-6.