Carjacking and the management of natural surveillance
Natural surveillance has long been a central feature of criminological discourse and is thought to be a potent source of deterrence. The current paper explores how a sample of active carjackers manages the prospect of “being seen,” focusing on three specific decision-making protocols: Isolation, speed, and the exploitation of audience indifference. Conceptual attention focuses on the application of the perceptual heuristic “awareness contexts” (Glaser & Strauss, 1964) to reconcile two seemingly disconnected strands of criminological inquiry—one that positions offenders as recklessly impulsive, the other that postures them as calculative and deterrable.
Journal of Criminal Justice
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Jacobs, Bruce A. and Cherbonneau, Michael, "Carjacking and the management of natural surveillance" (2019). UNF Faculty Publications. 943.