Crime and Leisure Activities

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Essay #: 064655
Total text length is 13,250 characters (approximately 9.1 pages).

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Crime and Leisure Activities
The following assignment will be broken up into three sections. All three sections will be connected by a focus on crime and leisure activities. The first section will offer an analysis of
Messner
and
Blau’s
(1987) article – “Routine leisure activities and rates of crime: A macro-level analysis.” The analysis of this article will address: theoretical approach, type of leisure activity being examined, how they obtained their data, the specific type of data they used, how they analysed the data, and finally – the results of the study. The second section will connect the previous analysis to Sacco and Kennedy’s (2008) text – The Criminal Event; more specifically, the section on leisure and crime. A similar process...
The end:
.....hould not conclude their study so definitively.
Generally, Cartwright is successful in raising questions about leisure and crime. Some may argue that the raising of questions should not be given the same importance as the providing of answers (what
Messner
and
Blau
endeavour to do). Regardless of the respective merits of questions and answers, the academic dialogue is enriched by Cartwright’s questioning.
Reference List
Cartwright, B. (2010). Introduction to Criminology. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University.
Messner
, S. F., &
Blau
, J. R. (1987). Routine leisure activities and rates of crime: A macro-level analysis. Social Forces,65(4), 1035-1052.
Sacco, V.F., & Kennedy, L.W. (2008). The Criminal Event. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd.