Policy paper

Opportunity/security as a driver of crime

A discussion paper on the opportunity/security hypothesis.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Opportunity/security as a driver of crime

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This paper makes the case for why we think opportunity is one of the key drivers of crime. It looks at the theory that opportunity and security are linked to crime and explores relevant research evidence.

Published 28 January 2015