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Empie presents an summary of violence within the office and explores intimately victimization between psychological medical experts operating with the mentally ailing. to discover info, a domain-specific victimization version was once applied. concentrating on the regimen actions of psychological medical experts, Empie uncovers particular features of this box. information are in accordance with qualitative interviews and surveys. with a view to learn the information, either linear and logistic regression strategies have been used. The findings aid Cohen and Felson's (1979) regimen job concept, which stresses how the day-by-day actions of the sufferer offer chance for crime.

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1990, p. 373). The findings indicated that passive lifestyle changes were more important than active lifestyle changes. However, the impact of those passive changes was not the same across the board for both personal and property victimization. , 1990, p. 374). A question for future research would be whether or not the impact of passive lifestyle changes on risk of victimization would be the same in different environments, considering both high and low crime neighborhoods, or would active lifestyle changes prove to be more significant to victimization risk.

Thus, the likelihood of personal victimization increases among those who engage in deviant or criminal activities themselves. Moreover, offender and victim characteristics may reflect this commonality. “The lifestyles that lead one to bar behavior and to being on the street lead to situations in which these factors coincide to present offenders with opportunities to commit crime” (Kennedy & Baron, 1993, p. 91). , 1991; Sampson & Lauritsen, 1990). Sampson and Lauritsen (1990) argued that the likelihood of being victimized increases with the amount of contact a person has with groups of people who are known to commit a disproportionate amount of crime.

Kennedy & Silverman, 1990, p. 308) Thus, considering the specific activities of the elderly population, including their inactivity, may increase the explanatory power of routine activities theory. This reformulation aids in the explanation of the previous inconsistent findings concerning the elderly and theftbased homicides. 30 Workplace Violence and Mental Illness Another study examined the victimization patterns of injection drug users (McElrath & Chitwood, 1997). The researchers used routine activities theory to explain both property and violent crimes among these individuals.

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