Presentation on theme: "Theft on Campus: Penn State Harrisburg By: Michael Keefe, Tim Brubaker, and Juan Pena."— Presentation transcript:
Theft on Campus: Penn State Harrisburg By: Michael Keefe, Tim Brubaker, and Juan Pena
Routine Activities Theory Theory developed by Marcus Felson and Lawrence E. Cohen in Crime theory that looked at the reasons people commit theft.
Routine Activities Theory Cont. CRIME Motivated Offender A Suitable Target Lack of Capable Guardianship
Penn State Altoona Crime Report Campus: Altoona Larceny/Theft
Penn State Berks Crime Report Campus: Berks Larceny/Theft
Penn State Harrisburg Crime Report Campus: Harrisburg Larceny/Theft
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.
Methods Created a nine-question survey Distributed to exactly 100 students during common hour Distributed in Stacks Market, the Library, the CUB, and dorms
Table 1 – Experienced Theft TotalPercent of Total Female3823.7% Male6219.4%
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