Show simple item record

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

dc.creatorBunei, Emmanuel K.
dc.creatorBarasa, Francis O.
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Rural Criminology, v3, n2 (June, 2017), p. 224-249en_US
dc.description.abstractFarmers globally and Kenyan farmers in particular are facing a number of challenges stemming from continuous change in the social-cultural, economic, and ecological context of farming and a concomitant rise in crimes against farms. While research has been carried out on the theft of cattle and crops, much of it has concentrated on the nature, cause and extent of farm crime, crime prevention, and reporting behaviours, and comparatively little has focussed on applying criminological theory to the situation in Kenya or any other region of the world. Thus, this paper uses Routine Activity Theory to explain what makes certain farms, farmers, and farm property more likely to be victimised. In general, we find support for the basic tenets of the theory as a way to contextualise our understanding of farm crime in the various agricultural regions of Kenya, and suggest that it can be employed for framing farm crime within the diverse geographies and societies of the world today. Indeed, the rapidly changing social-economic environment of agriculture has generated an increase in opportunistic offenders, and the shattering of traditional natural and informal controls that prevented most farm crimes in the past. Both changes create increased visibility and accessibility to valuable and high demand farm properties.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Librariesen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017 Emmanuel K. Bunei, Francis O. Barasaen_US
dc.subjectfarm crimeen_US
dc.subjectfarm victimisationen_US
dc.subjectroutine activity theoryen_US
dc.subjectmotivated offenderen_US
dc.subjectattractive targeten_US
dc.subjectcapable guardianshipen_US
dc.titleFarm Crime Victimisation in Kenya: A Routine Activity Approachen_US
dc.rights.ccAttribution-NoDerivs 4.0 Internationalen_US

Files in this item


Items in Knowledge Bank are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 International
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 International