Per-Olof Wikström's Situational Action Theory is increasingly gaining reputation. It has, however, only fragmentarily been applied to shoplifting delinquency. This study aims at closing the corresponding research gap. Based on a large-scale Austrian student survey it is examined whether Situational Action Theory can contribute to the understanding of juvenile shoplifting delinquency and particularly whether the postulated propensity-exposure interactions are echoed in the data. In addition, the interplay of shoplifting-related morality and the ability to exercise self-control is scrutinized. The findings provide firm support for all hypotheses derived from the theory.
|Translated title of the contribution||Propensity and exposure as determinants of shoplifting delinquency: Testing situational action theory in Austria|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2015|