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Životní styl jako rizikový faktor viktimizace mládeže
Lifestyle as a risk factor of youth victimization

Author(s): Zuzana Podaná
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum
Keywords: lifestyle; victimization; youth; routine activities

Summary/Abstract: The study analyzes the issue of youth victimization and approaches it from a perspective of criminological theories focusing on lifestyle. First, victimological theories labeled lifestyles/ routine activities perspective are introduced and a possibility of their integration with other significant predictors of victimization is discussed. Second, the integrated model is empirically tested making use of data from a Czech youth survey ISRD-3. Two types of victimization are analyzed, namely theft victimization and violent crime victimization. The results of the study are largely in agreement with the proposed model.

  • Issue Year: XX/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 29-46
  • Page Count: 18