Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School




Program or Major


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Luciana Echazu


This reading highlights the topic of crime through exploring what crime is as well as the different types of crimes in our everyday lives. Specifically, this research paper wants to highlight the crimes that may affect businesses, as well as the relationships between crime and business development. By using facts and statistics, we will dive into the relationship between the two and see why certain businesses may find success while other businesses struggle. We will also be looking at different pieces of literature, reviewing them, and drawing conclusions from the literature being discussed. The literature review as well as assessments of qualitative and quantitative data collected will be the premise of this thesis. Highlighting the effects of crime on all aspects of business may help the backbone of our society understand how to best protect themselves from any sort of crime ever happening. Where are these crimes happening? What businesses are most susceptible to crime? Is there anything businesses can do to be on the lookout? These questions are imperative for businesses to answer and have figured out to be successful.