Wilson (1983): Crime control involves:
Rational choice operates through sourcesthat ‘supply a crudely accurate estimate ofthe current risks of arrest, prosecution, andsentencing’.
Offenders may have knowledge of situational variables, such as the best places andtimes to commit crimes with the least possible risks.
Wiles and Costello (2000): burglars choice of target influenced by:
isolated / quiet location.
People may have little idea of actualchances of being arrested.
increasing the risk for offenders.
raising crime costs to outweigh benefits.
making people think rationally about risk.
highly visible measures to deter crime.