Marcus Felson has been a leader in crime theory and crime science, and his name has become synonymous with routine activity theory. This volume provides a rich collection of essays that honour the work of Marcus Felson, acknowledging his pioneering work whilst also making a substantive original contribution to the field.
Bringing together some of the foremost thinkers in criminology today, alongside former students of Felson and those most influenced by his work, the contributors explain and apply the work of Marcus Felson in the fields of criminal investigations, the crime drop, crime analysis, criminological theory, transnational crime, violence, burglary, vehicle theft, and offender typologies. The breadth of these topics highlights the impact that Marcus Felson has had on the field of environmental criminology and criminology more widely.
This original volume of thought-provoking readings will be relevant to all scholars, researchers and practitioners of Criminology and Crime Science.
This book contains one chapter that is available open access under a CC BY license.
Preface; Martin A. Andresen and Graham Farrell
1. Editors' Introduction: The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory; Martin A. Andresen and Graham Farrell
2. Meaningfully And Artfully Reinterpreting Crime For Useful Science: An Essay On The Value Of Building With Simple Theory; John E. Eck and Tamara D. Madensen
3. Routine Activity Theory In Crime Investigation; D. Kim Rossmo and Lucia Summers
4. The Routine Nature of Transnational Crime; Gisela Bichler and Aili Malm
5. Target Suitability And The Crime Drop; Nick Tilley, Graham Farrell, and Ronald V. Clarke (OPEN This chapter is available open access under a CC BY license via palgraveconnect.com)
6. Distributive Justice And The Crime Drop; Dainis Ignatans and Ken Pease
7. Opportunities For Dispute-Related Violence; Richard B. Felson
8. Routine Activity Theory: A Cornerstone Of Police Crime Analyst Work; Rachel Boba Santos
9. Poetry In Motion: The Case Of Insider And Outsider Offenders; Kate Bowers and Shane D. Johnson
10. Understanding Crime With Computational Topology; Patricia L. Brantingham and Paul J. Brantingham
11. Factors Associated With Homeless Encampment Locations In Anchorage, Alaska; Sharon Chamard
12. Nature And Cycle Of Cycle Thefts; Johannes Knutsson
13. Time Use Matters For Risk Assessments: Time-Based Victimization Rats For Specific Types Of Place; Andrew Lemieux
14. Whistleblowers As Capable Guardians: The Decision To Report Wrongdoing As A (Boundedly) Rational Choice; Richard Wortley
15. Burglary In A Segregated City: Race Of Offenders And Community Of Offending; George Rengert, Brian Lockwood, and Elizabeth R. Groff
16. Letters to Marcus Felson