The Suitable target is determined by 4 Criteria:
VALUE:- The Value of the target is defined from the offender's viewpoint, depending upon what the offender wants or is trying to achieve
INERTIA:- The Offender is more likely to be discouraged by a target that was high in Inertia - e.g. a physically big or powerful individual, someone that is confident and assertive, difficult to move, conceal or control
VISABILITY:- An Offender is drawn to a target that is more Visible to him or her
ACCESSIBILITY:-The offender's Access to If a target is easy to get to, this increases its suitability.
The routine activities of the targeted child, the motivated perpetrator and the environment in which both interact or connect create the context to the abuse. Routine Activity Theory is systemicSystemic: Without the convergence of these minimal elements for child sexual abuse, it is almost impossible for the abuse to occur. Thus such conditions occur as a result of the routine activities of the surrounding community. The everyday macro-level organisation of the community and society lead to micro convergences that are more or less favourable to Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation.