A Comprehensive Application of Rational Choice Theory: How Costs Imposed by, and Benefits Derived from, the U.S. Federal Government Affect Incidents Perpetrated by the Radical Eco-Movement

In this study, we examine the effect of both the costs and benefits of perpetration, along with the rewards of abstention, on the behavior of a uniquely rational, yet frequent perpetrator of ideologically-motivated crime: the radical eco-movement.

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Published in:Journal of quantitative criminology
Main Author: Carson, Jennifer Varriale (Author)
Other Authors: Dugan, Laura (Author); Yang, Sue-Ming
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2020
In:Journal of quantitative criminology
Year: 2020, Volume: 36, Issue: 3, Pages: 701-724
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:In this study, we examine the effect of both the costs and benefits of perpetration, along with the rewards of abstention, on the behavior of a uniquely rational, yet frequent perpetrator of ideologically-motivated crime: the radical eco-movement.
ISSN:1573-7799
DOI:10.1007/s10940-019-09427-8