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Of the property crimes which make up a notable proportion of recorded offending, residential burglary has been researched the most and represents the single most-developed type of offender-based research. This chapter first traces the historical and theoretical development of the research on residential burglary through a discussion on the studies of convicted burglars, and ethnographic work on burglars. In the burglary field, interview studies with convicted burglars in the USA began to emerge looking at the criminal career and lifestyle of the burglar, including approaches to undertaking particular burglaries. The discoveries and methodological innovations that have been made with regard to research on residential burglary have also been extended to other crimes too, and are beginning to reveal important insights for use in crime prevention. Borrowing concepts and methods from mainstream cognitive psychology is likely to yield important insights in this type of forensic psychology and is highly recommended.