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Dhami, MK (2012) Auto-theft In: Encyclopaedia of adolescence. Springer Verlag, New York. ISBN 1441916946

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Auto theft is a common property crime which is often committed by young offenders. Research on youth auto theft has involved analysis of official statistics or criminal justice agency records, and surveys of young offenders or school-based youth. Studies have examined the characteristics, experiences, and motivations of auto thieves, as well as explored the potential deterrence and prevention or intervention strategies. Auto theft is primarily committed by males. The term “joyrider” describes those youth who commit auto theft primarily for recreation. Situational crime prevention strategies, tougher sentencing policies, and negative personal experiences do little to deter youth auto thieves

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Dhami, MK
Editors :
Levesque, RJR
Date : 2012
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 01 Feb 2013 17:21
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:51

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