What causes people to commit crimes?

@arneljb (224)
Philippines
June 28, 2009 2:56am CST
The nation’s per capita income has steadily grown, and educational opportunities have expanded, but its crime rate has also increased. In particular, juvenile delinquency is growing rapidly. If conditions are improving, why isn’t criminality on the decline? The crime itself and its punishment are both costly. It not only destroys individual lives but entire families. The bill? for confinement is also getting more expensive, and tax payers are complaining about their money being used to support “welfare for lawbreakers.” What is the key factor in criminality? Genetics?? Family problems? Social alienation?? Peer pressure?? Cultural upheaval? caused by the switch-over? from a traditional to a modern society? Drugs and/or alcohol? Lack of individual conscience and responsibility? The glorification of
3 responses
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
Hi there, everyday they are numbers of crimes have been reported. Its so sad that thing things was happenings to us. This is just my opinion maybe some people are doing crime because of poverty. Anyway, thats the common reason that they said. Maybe its true why did people commit a crime if he was happy or abundance of money, so thats one thing poverty. Another reason maybe is lack of education, it can be many people committed crimes are those who does not attending schools. Anyway, its just so hard to think that people are doing crimes just for the sake of money i hope there will be no things like this and i hope that people will be enlighten in their act and be responsible. Well i hope i can make sense here i know my response is not that convincing heheh, anyway keep on posting good topic, happy mylotting =)
@arneljb (224)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
Evil of all evils ... money.
@dodo19 (32696)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Jun 09
I'm a criminology student and, in my opinion, there are a lot of reasons why a person may commit a crime. There are a lot of things, which may be a factor. I think that it's difficult to say exactly what made people commit crimes and why they did this act. There are a lot of possibilities, but they may not all apply to each individual, who commits a crime.
• India
28 Jun 09
there life