A sense of entitlement and criminal behaviour
Assessment of risk offending behaviour - Part 1
A very common theme that arises whenever I speak of crime and the factors that might influence criminal behaviour, is
a ‘sense of entitlement’.
There seems to be a commonly held belief that much crime these days results from the presence of a:
‘you owe me’ attitude.
Which, many suggest, is frequently found in our younger generation.
So, is a sense of entitlement really a factor influencing criminal behaviour?
Before answering this question directly, it’s important to examine a few issues related to the prediction of crime...