Understanding Victimization Risk: Lifestyle Factors & Routine Activities


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Which of these terms describes the way in which an individual chooses to behave and live as they carry out their daily routine?

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1. Which of the following terms describes an instrument that can be used to determine the level of risk of a particular person becoming the victim of a crime?

2. Which of the following theories of crime is based on behavioral patterns of individuals and the situational factors surrounding the crime such as when they occur and with whom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet allow you to assess your knowledge of how behavior and choices influence a person's victimization risk. Topics you should know for the quiz include social activities that increase the likelihood of victimization and an instrument to determine a person's risk of becoming a victim.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment resources to gauge your understanding of:

  • Term describing how daily routine and choices influence victimization risk
  • Tool used to determine a person's risk of being the victim of a crime
  • Social activity with a high risk of crime and victimization
  • Theory of crime related to an individual's behavior pattern and situational factors
  • Factors considered when assessing the risk of a social situation

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills when you work through the quiz and worksheet:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of social situations in victimization risk in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on victimization risk
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about factors relating to assessing the risk of a social situation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of victimization risk, check out the accompanying lesson called Understanding Victimization Risk: Lifestyle Factors & Routine Activities. It covers these objectives:

  • Identify how a person's lifestyle can relate to their risk of victimization
  • Recognize the theory used to understand the relationship between lifestyle and becoming the victim of a crime
  • Explore factors which may contribute to the likelihood of a person's victimization
  • Define lifestyle choice, routine activities theory, and risk assessment