2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Another Time, Another Place: Predicting Potential Criminality of Students Enrolled in a Highly Selective, Public, Liberal Arts University
Danielle A. Tolson
Dr. G. Victoria Landrum and Prof. Joe Nedelec, Faculty Mentors

Making use of routine activities theory, this study analyzed the relationship between on-campus activities that are prohibited by university policies and those that are prohibited by local, state, or federal laws using routine activities theory. Participants were students enrolled in a highly selective, public liberal arts university. Correlation and regression analysis of the data supported two of three hypotheses: 1) that students who commit on-campus infractions prohibited by the university are likely to commit on-campus infractions prohibited by the law and 2) students who commit on-campus infractions probited by the law are likely to have an intensified propensity for criminality.

Keywords: Potential Criminality, Campus Offending, Liberal Art University, Routine Activities Theory

Topic(s):Justice Systems

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 35-5
Location: VH 1424
Time: 2:15

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