Results indicated that most sexually motivated burglaries occurred in occupied residences with deficient physical guardianship, when the victim was alone. Violence, theft, penetration, and fetishism were found to be committed in circumstances that increased the benefits and lowered the risks. Results showed that sexual burglary is rational in nature-sexual burglars chose residences that were easy to break into. We found little support for the premise that such opportunities arose while carrying out regular burglaries. Instead, the data indicated that sexual burglars acted opportunistically on situational cues that are markedly dissimilar to those of regular burglars.
By: Pedneault A1, Beauregard E2, Harris DA3, Knight RA4.
- 1Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
- 3San Jose State University, CA, USA.
- 4Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA.