CAUSE AND EFFECTS



Crime has become a major problem in the U.S. In fact, crime is the #1 fear of most people today. Crimes occur everywhere and at all times of the day and night. There are many causes of crime in our country. A large part of crime has to do with the economy in our country today.
One of the many causes of crime is poverty. When people can't afford things that they want or need, they resort to theft and robbery. Also, these people feel that they have nothing to lose if they are caught. People may also feel bitter towards society if they are going through difficult economic times. There is a big problem with drugs in our nation today. Drugs are another cause of crime. "In 1995, drug law violation constitutes 25% of all crimes committed" (http://www.drugscene.com). "Nearly 17% of all federal prisoners were drug offenders with no prior criminal history." People under the influence of drugs are more likely to commit crimes than those who are not. Some people are more likely to commit crimes because of genetic brain disorders.
Some scientists believe that criminal behavior is a result of mental disorders. People with mental illnesses commit crimes. "Violent behavior may be linked to low dopamine levels in the brain" (Dooling article #64). Other problems that are linked to low dopamine levels are depression and panic attacks. There are many other minor causes of crime, but I feel that poverty, drugs/alcohol, and mental illnesses/disorders are the major contributing factors to crime.
If you want to solve a problem you should always know what the causes are. The three main causes of crime are poverty, drugs, and mental disorders. Of course these factors can are somewhat linked to one another. To efficiently fight and control crime, then these three causes must also be controlled. I think that crime cannot be totally eliminated, but it can be reduced.
CAUSE AND EFFECTS



Crime has become a major problem in the U.S. In fact, crime is the #1 fear of most people today. Crimes occur everywhere and at all times of the day and night. There are many causes of crime in our country. A large part of crime has to do with the economy in our country today.
One of the many causes of crime is poverty. When people can't afford things that they want or need, they resort to theft and robbery. Also, these people feel that they have nothing to lose if they are caught. People may also feel bitter towards society if they are going through difficult economic times. There is a big problem with drugs in our nation today. Drugs are another cause of crime. "In 1995, drug law violation constitutes 25% of all crimes committed" (http://www.drugscene.com). "Nearly 17% of all federal prisoners were drug offenders with no prior criminal history." People under the influence of drugs are more likely to commit crimes than those who are not. Some people are more likely to commit crimes because of genetic brain disorders.
Some scientists believe that criminal behavior is a result of mental disorders. People with mental illnesses commit crimes. "Violent behavior may be linked to low dopamine levels in the brain" (Dooling article #64). Other problems that are linked to low dopamine levels are depression and panic attacks. There are many other minor causes of crime, but I feel that poverty, drugs/alcohol, and mental illnesses/disorders are the major contributing factors to crime.
If you want to solve a problem you should always know what the causes are. The three main causes of crime are poverty, drugs, and mental disorders. Of course these factors can are somewhat linked to one another. To efficiently fight and control crime, then these three causes must also be controlled. I think that crime cannot be totally eliminated, but it can be reduced.