06 Dec 2012

Can a Person’s Perceived Status Affect Likelihood of Being a Victim of Theft?

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Here’s an article worth a read.  Thelegalbroadcastnetwork.squarespace.com. Can a person’s perceived status make them a victim of a theft? In studies documenting this idea, criminologist Patrick Kinkade found it to be true. He planted certain objects such as beer cans and racy magazines along with some loose change and it was often stolen. The study made it look like that others didn’t mind stealing from lower status people which is sad. A victim is a victim no matter their status. It plays out the same way in the justice system those that are known as lower class seem to not get the same consideration of one that is wealthy. One’s status can make one the victim of theft or worse.

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Can a Person’s Perceived Status Affect Likelihood of Being a Victim of Theft?

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