Project

Urban Foraging. Target and location choice among graffiti writers.

Duration
01 October 2016 → 31 August 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
Keywords
environmental criminology Optimal Foraging Theory Rational Choice Perspective
 
Project description

Scholars in environmental criminology argue that the commonly applied rational choice perspective is flawed, and have advanced the hypothesis that offenders exhibit behaviour similar to that of foraging animals when seeking suitable targets and locations. This proposal argues that graffiti writing is an appropriate case to examine whether criminals behave like optimal foragers when choosing where and when to offend.