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Honour among thieves? How morality and rationality influence the decision-making processes of convicted domestic burglars

Taylor, Emmeline

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Gaining the offender perspective is central to understanding domestic burglary, and is well documented. This article presents findings from 30 semi-structured interviews with convicted domestic burglars conducted in Greater Manchester, UK. The findings support the dominant supposition that domestic burglars operate within a bounded rationality, broadly calculating reward and risk in the commission of their offences. In addition, it was found that a sense of abstracted morality impacted on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30370
Source: Criminology and Criminal Justice
DOI: 10.1177/1748895813505232

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