Routine Exposures to Crime Risk: Are They Individual or Communal?

Marcus K. Felson, Rutgers University

Individual exposures to crime risk include personal life styles that are risky or safe. Communal exposurs include dark streets near home, abandoned properties, autos easily stolen, and the like. The two categories intersect if individuals select risky communal settings when they could go elsewhere. Thus the topic challenges us all. This paper tries to make sense of it in theoretical terms.

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