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Crime

There has been a lot of talk from many individuals about wiping out crime, but many times efforts are forfeited to rationalization that crime can never be stopped. There has always been crime, and there will always be crime as long as the causes of these crimes are not dealt with in a suitable manner. In preventing these causes, much of the crime that exists today can be stopped before it starts. Many factors can be involved when considering the causes of crime. Of these factors poverty, lack of education, and peer pressure are among the leading causes. The first contributing element to crime is poverty. Many of the people in poverty are desperate to do something about their situation so they turn to crime as a means of doing so. In many cases, the people see the money that can come out of crime. Such things as robbing banks and convenient stores offer a good source of income as long as they are not caught. When comparing the crime rates of states to the poverty levels, one can see there is a great correlation between the two. States like New Hampshire, where the poverty level is relatively low, have very low crime rates. On the other hand, places such as Washington D.C., where the poverty level is very high, have very high crime rates. On the website www.justice4youth.com, it has many stories of the lives children in poverty face. All of the stories included crime as a result of poverty. The website also tells of the cycle that poverty and crime have with each other. It states that the reasons people in poverty commit crimes are to fulfill needs that are not met on low incomes, lack of love and respect from people close to you, and for the rush and excitement for it all. The main idea linking these reasons for crime is the lack of self-respect the people in poverty have. The website states: “you've worn the same shirt and pants for five days, how are you going to feel? Your social worker just screwed you over for the th...

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