You are to critically analyze Cohen & Felson’s (1979) Routine Activities Theory.
Below are some additional prompts to assist you in the writing process. What are the main elements involved in Cohen & Felson’s (1979) theory of routine activities? What are the historical developments that have impacted the availability of suitable targets and absent guardians? How might Cohen & Felson’s (1979) theory explain youthful offending and/or victimization rates? What does the research findings say? Is this a scientifically sound theory? Why/Why not. How does routine activities theory inform policy? Your critical analysis should consist of 5 – 8 pages. The purpose in writing this essay is to showcase your understanding through analysis and synthesis of relevant research
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