ERIC Number: EJ240004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
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Stealing from a "Lost" Letter. Effects of Victim Characteristics.
Farrington, David P.; Knight, Barry J.
Criminal Justice and Behavior, v7 n4 p423-35 Dec 1980
People (N=160) picked up a "lost" letter containing money and a note indicating the characteristics of the person who had "lost" it, to suggest the nature of potential victims. Stealing from unseen victims appeared to be dependent partly on the "finder" and partly on situational factors, rather than on victim characteristics. (RC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)