Articles by Alexander Lopez

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Routine Activity Theory Elements of Crime

Routine Activity Theory Elements of Crime

The Routine Activity Theory focuses on the opportunity to commit crime. The fundamental argument of this theory is that anyone can become a criminal, especially if there is opportunity to…

Rational Choice Theory Assumptions

Rational Choice Theory Assumptions

The Rational Choice Theory is the application of utilitarian principles in criminology. The theory argues that humans are rational beings. Humans evaluate the costs and consequences of possible actions. This…

Broken Windows Theory of Policing

Broken Windows Theory in Policing

The Broken Windows Theory of policing indicates that an area with inadequate maintenance has a higher probability of crime compared to an area where everything is properly maintained. In their…