Crimes are intended to benefit the offender, offenders try to make the best decision they can, offender decision making varies with the nature of crime, involvement decision involves three stages
Initiation: are they ready to begin?
Habituation - Once they started offending, will they continue to do so?
Desistance - will they stop?
Sequence of choices at each stage of criminal act
Preparation, target selection, commission, escape, aftermath
Map decisions through "crime scripts" (Cornish 1994)