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Hi there. I am trying to search for a theory to guide our program evaluation of juvenile crime. A friend recommends the Routine Activity Theory. Could anyone kindly give me a clue about this theory?

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Vicky San
11 May 2022
Hi there. I am trying to search for a theory to guide our program evaluation of juvenile crime. A friend recommends the Routine Activity Theory. Could anyone kindly give me a clue about this theory?

Hi there. I am trying to search for a theory to guide our program evaluation of juvenile crime. A friend recommends the Routine Activity Theory. Could anyone kindly give me a clue about this theory?

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jennylau871@hotmail.com
11 May 2022

My pleasure.

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Vicky San
11 May 2022

Thank you very much for the explanation.

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jennylau871@hotmail.com
11 May 2022

Absolutely. According to Routine Activity Theory, deviant acts are more likely to occur when “motivated offenders, suitable crime targets, and the absence of capable guardians converge in space and time; and the likelihood of this occurring is based on the routine activities of an individual” (Gottfredson, Cross, & Soule, 2007, p.294). In testing routine activity theory, Barnes and colleagues (2007) found that time spent with peers had a highly significant relationship with heavy drinking, cigarette smoking, illicit drug use, delinquency, and sexual activity. The literature on temporal patterns of juvenile crime is not without debate. Some research examining the timing of delinquency by crime type has found that unsupervised juveniles were more likely to engage in property crimes during the before or after school hours. However, while juveniles were at school and in a concentrated environment with other youth, they were more likely to engage in violent crimes against persons.

You may try search these two articles for more information!
Gottfredson, D. C., Cross, A., & Soulé, D. A. (2007). Distinguishing characteristics of effective and ineffective after-school programs to prevent delinquency and victimization. Criminology & Public Policy, 6(2), 289-318.
Barnes, G. M., Hoffman, J. H., Welte, J. W., Farrell, M. P., & Dintcheff, B. A. (2007). Adolescents’ time use: Effects on substance use, delinquency and sexual activity. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36(5), 697-710.

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