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Theft on Campus: Penn State Harrisburg By: Michael Keefe, Tim Brubaker, and Juan Pena.

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1 Theft on Campus: Penn State Harrisburg By: Michael Keefe, Tim Brubaker, and Juan Pena

2 Routine Activities Theory Theory developed by Marcus Felson and Lawrence E. Cohen in Crime theory that looked at the reasons people commit theft.

3 Routine Activities Theory Cont. CRIME Motivated Offender A Suitable Target Lack of Capable Guardianship

4 Penn State Altoona Crime Report Campus: Altoona Larceny/Theft

5 Penn State Berks Crime Report Campus: Berks Larceny/Theft

6 Penn State Harrisburg Crime Report Campus: Harrisburg Larceny/Theft

7 Hypothesis Juniors and seniors will have something stolen more often than freshmen and sophomores. The item that will be stolen the most will be money.

8 Methods Created a nine-question survey Distributed to exactly 100 students during common hour Distributed in Stacks Market, the Library, the CUB, and dorms

9 Results

10 Results Cont.

11 Table 1 – Experienced Theft TotalPercent of Total Female3823.7% Male6219.4%

12 Discussion

13 Discussion Cont. We would create a study where only males or females are examined We could also study only freshmen males or junior females This will more clearly identify the true victim of theft on campus


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