Jodi Miller

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Sadie J. Mummert

Second Advisor

John Lewis

Third Advisor

Daniel Scott


While much of the criminological research has focused on the offenders of crime, scholars also have dedicated research to the prevalence and etiology of victimization. Reported in 2008, over 21 million victimizations occurred within the United States, and of those, 4.9 million were violent crime victimizations (Daigle, 2013, p. 24). Furthermore, 28% of individuals who experienced a victimization were likely to be victimized again two or more times within the same year (Daigle, 2013, p. 63). The purpose of this study is to continue extending the research on revictimization in relation to routine activities theory (RAT) with an emphasis on the lack of capable guardian element of the theory. The current study will seek to expand the current research regarding the extent to which RAT might explain violent victimizations, violent revictimization, and the role capable guardianship plays, specifically.