Crime Essay, Research Paper
CrimeThere are many factors that play a role in crime today. Everyone does not commit crime. Two key factors of whom commit crime lies in social status and age.Social status has a major role with crime. The rich are less likely to commit violent crimes. Yet, rich are more likely to commit white-collar crimes for example, embezzlement. Rich people are in the position where white-collar crimes are easier to commit. A bank broker has a better opportunity to embezzle than a migrant worker does. The lower income people are not usually well educated and unable to get a good paying job. So they try to get ahead by stealing and committing violent crimes. In every social class crime is committed but the lower income classes are more likely to commit violent and theft crimes.How many times has a seventy-year-old man gone into a bank and robbed it? That does not happen too often. The age group, sixteen to twenty-four hold the highest rate of criminals, according to the Uniform Crime Report. Federal Bureau of Investigation receives and compiles records from over sixteen thousand police departments in order to make up the Uniform Crime Report. The sixteen to twenty-four age groups is less mature; they are still young and want to live their life. Their life style, like going out to bars and parties put them in situations where it is easy to get in fights and cause property damage. This age group also has a lot of peer pressure to do risky stuff. For example, they might go to some enemy s house and vandalizes their car or they might break some windows on the house.
Usually the sixteen to twenty-four are not economically setup and do not have stable high paying jobs. It is hard for a high school student or someone with just a high school diploma to get a well paying job especially if they are trying to go to school. Most of the well paying jobs want a college degree. They do petty crimes to help them get by; for example they might steal a couple dollars from some fast food place they are working at. Not everyone in this age group is a criminal but sixteen to twenty-four groups hold the highest rate of criminals.So if someone sees an eighty-year-old man taking off with a stolen TV, they need to take a picture, because it is a rare opportunity. Social status and age are key factors with who commit crimes.