If there you saw a man leave a briefcase with cash spewing out of the sides, would you take it? There is nothing protecting it, yet it still a crime. Doesn’t the reward outweigh the minimal risk? This is the “Routine Activity Theory”, also known as the “crime of opportunity”, is based on the criminology theory that if crime can occur, it will. Three elements must be present according to USLegal; first a person must be motivation to commit the crime, secondly there must be a vulnerable victim who is available, and lastly, insufficient protection to prevent the crime. Each component is dependent on the other two, when one or more pieces are missing, the crime is less likely to occur.
I have found that self-assessments tend to be somewhat unreliable because people tend to be too hard or too easy on themselves. With this is mind, I tried to really take an honest look at my strengths and weakness when filling out the Seven Habits Profile. I consider myself to be the quintessential “People Person” and I did see that reflected in my results.
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In 1979, Lawrence E. Cohen and Marcus Felson published “Social Change and Crime Rate Trends: A Routine Activities Approach”; this was the first paper introducing routine activities theory. Most criminological theories before routine activities theory focused more specifically on the socioeconomic factors affecting crime such as poverty, race, etc. Felson and Marcus believed instead that the routine activities of individuals and groups are the driving force behind crime.
Habit as defined in Webster’s as a: a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance b : an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary (Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online, 2011). Behavior is the manner of conducting oneself or anything that an organism does involving action and response to stimulation. In everyday life habits are formed and intertwined with ones behavior. People are often associated with the way they behave
In On Habit, Alain de Botton writes about how people become habituated and believe there is nothing left to see or learn about the certain location they are in. In this essay, Botton discovers an attitude to approach places we think we already know, and no longer find interest in. This mindset is intended for the environment you are in, but can also be apply to styles of reading and writing.
1. McMillan demonstrates that the only way to fix the American eating habits is to consider the issue of social classes when discussing about the best eating habits that promotes health and fitness.
There are similarities and differences when analyzing the components of biological and humanistic approaches to personality. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs express important aspects of biological factors that approaches personality.
The first habit Sean Convey lists of the seven is “Be Proactive.” This habit made an impact on me because it sends a message that I try to take into account everyday, but haven’t one-hundred percent fulfilled. The habit, “Be Proactive” is important because it says that you are in full control of your life, your decisions and your attitude. A quote that Convey adds to support this message is, “You can not control what happens to you, but you can control how you react.” You choose everyday to be proactive or reactive. Reactive people act solely on impulse, whereas proactive people think before they act, make decisions based on their values, and always find a way to move forward. Habit #1 is important because it teaches readers to take initiative, be proactive rather than reactive, and to not let others
After the recession in Blueville, the violent crime rate increased by __% and similarly the property crime rate increased by __%. The increase in both property and violent crime can be explained using the routine activities theory. Routine activities theory states that crime is a normal function of everyday life and is a result of the interaction between a suitable target, an absence of a capable guardian, and a motivated criminal. A suitable target is someone or something that are vulnerable and desirable to the offender. A target is chosen as suitable by the criminal and as a result the idea of a suitable target varies from person to person. However, a suitable target can often be found in areas that are dark, secluded or lack surveillance
Since Kemper is a criminal, it is befitting to mold him around a criminological theory to connect his experiences with other criminals. The Routine Activities Theory, or RAT, describes that the three essential components for a crime to occur is that there must a motivated offender, a suitable target, and a lack of capable guardians. It is quite evident that all three components were present in all the different murders Kemper committed. When he killed his grandmother, he was motivated to see how it felt to kill someone, his grandmother was none the wiser, and his grandfather was not home yet (Greig, 2012). Therefore, the opportunity presented itself for Kemper’s first murder to take place. Deep seated anger that also contained a fearful love was a motivator for him to kill his mother (Leyton, 1989). His mother was most likely not expecting to be killed by her son with a hammer on Easter weekend, so the target was there and no one was there to stop him, so another opportunity presented itself again (Greig, 2012).
Keystone habit is a change of a behavior that can form other positive habits. It creates a chain reaction on the way we live our life. Based on “Habits as Change Levers” by Daniel Denison and Levi Nieminen, the authors give an example on how changing keystone habit can affect other habit and be advantageous.
Habit 2 - Begin with the end in Mind, is a good Habit and really helps you get to your goal. Well, habit 2 is teaching you how to get make one like where you want to do in life, what your dreams, and what do you want to do when you become an adult. You need to set a goal in your life and how to get there and if not you might just be next person on the streets
The reason why Justine committed the crime involves the three key elements in Routine Activities Theory. One was motivation since Justine was made to move from her hometown into the inner city she meets and made friends with the wrong crew. They got into Justine's head by telling her robbing the old homeless man would be cool. Two was suitable since Justine lost her home because her father lost his job and her father left her mother, Justine, whole world had fallen apart. Not only did she lose all her close friends that she made at her old school, she started to fall behind in school and her emotions were no longer stable. She made friends who understood what she was going through and she felt like they were her new family ones that she could
One of the highest scores I received on the “Seven Habits Profile” was in the category of “seek first to understand”. One of my biggest strengths is being an active listener and ensuring that I make people feel I not only hear them but am trying to understand them. I was taught active listening in high school and ever since then have been using the practice in my everyday communication. I make sure that I ask questions relevant to the topic at hand to fully comprehend the situation before offering any sort of advice or a possible solution.