Buy or burn? Empirical tests of models of crime using data from a general population

Andrew Pryor, Douglas Dalenberg, Denny McCorkle, James Reardon, John Wicks

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Abstract

This study tested models of an individual's choice to copy illegally music using survey data from a random sample of adults who acquired recorded music. It added to the short list of studies of crime based on data from a general population sample and formally tested the added predictive power of an augmented crime model containing variables from both the theory of reasoned action (TRA) and rational choice models. The results supported the desirability of using general population samples and the augmented model. Policies that change attitudes and perceived norms have the potential to reduce crime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-106
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Science Journal
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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