These data examine the attraction of shoplifting and
vandalism to nonprofessional offenders. The data consists of actual
autobiographical accounts of offenses committed by undergraduates
enrolled in three sections of undergraduate criminology classes at the
University of California, Los Angeles. Verbatim answers of the
respondents are presented.
Katz, Jack. Autobiographical Accounts of Property Offenses by Youths at UCLA, 1983-1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08950.v1