Biting Once, Twice Summary

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Past research of varying topics often leaves hole of areas that could be looked into further. The authors of Biting Once, Twice: The Influence of Prior on Subsequent Crime Location Choice, a research article that was published in the 53rd volume of Criminology, believed that the research of the past has completely ignored repeat offending and its connection to crime location choices. In the past the studies have only looked at single crimes per offender, or viewed multiple crimes as being committed by multiple offenders. This review of their research on repeated crime location will start with the coverage of their main research questions, research methods, and their findings. An analysis will then be given of their methods used, my agreement with the…show more content…
The main hypothesis that was going to be tested was that offenders would choose to commit crimes in places they have before, over going to places they had not targeted before. The authors also broke down the main hypothesis into five smaller hypotheses. They are as follows; (1) Offenders are more likely to commit crimes in places they have before, (2) the closer an area is to a prior targeted location the more likely the previous offender will target it, (3) the more recently an offender has targeted an area the more likely the offender is going to target that area again, (4) the higher the number of crimes an offender has committed in an area the more likely they will target that area again, and lastly (5) offenders are more likely to commit crimes in places they have committed other types of crime. These 5 hypotheses layout the research questions in a manner that is easy to follow. The research goals aimed to help further the theories of crime location choice. For example, furthering research on the effects and extent that prior crime locations have on future crime location
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