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Profiling Property Criminals in Turkey

NCJ Number
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology Volume: 54 Issue: 4 Dated: August 2010 Pages: 640-655
Tulin Gunsen Icli; Ibrahim Seydiogullari; Huseyin Tatlidil; Sevgi Coban; Hanifi Sever; Unal Sueroglu
Date Published
August 2010
16 pages
The main aim of this research is to develop a profile of a thief.
Through a comprehensive survey of property crime suspects arrested in the city of Ankara between 2004 and 2005, the authors have attempted to determine the socioeconomic qualities of those involved in these forms of property crimes. Results of the study show that property crimes are a consequence of low education, lack of occupational skills, and alcohol and drug addiction on the part of the offenders. Because of these factors, theft becomes a way of life for offenders after their first act of property crime. Appendixes and references (Published Abstract)