Criminals And Social Risk Factors For Involvement In Crime

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Children, throughout history, have been considered a symbol of youthful innocence. They live stress-free lives and are forgiven for any mistakes they commit because they cannot distinguish between right and wrong. A criminal is a person who knowingly, or unknowingly, breaks a law that is put in place to hold society together, and to keep it functioning at its highest capacity. Criminals, to some, are the scum of society, acting on instinct and having no remorse for their actions. This being said, how can a child, bearing an innocence that can allow immunity from any consequence, become a cold-hearted, ruthless criminal? Since children and criminals are members both members of society, regardless of how they are viewed, society shapes them …show more content…
While it may often be overlooked, it is the hardest to control and has devastating effects on the lifestyle of an individual. Economic status is determined by class level, wealth, poverty, and employment. Through extensive research, the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice found that there is “a link between disparity and violent crime” (Social Risk Factors for Involvement in Crime). The larger the economic gap between the child 's family and other families, the greater the risk is for future criminal activity. Less financially stable citizens are more likely to commit crimes in attempt close the gap between where they are, and where they want to be. The Ministry also adds that “unemployment is a predictor of involvement related to crime, but in particular property crime and not violent crime” (Social Risk Factors for Involvement in Crime). Generally unemployed people have serious issues paying their taxes and mortgages, some resort to violence after a solution isn 't found to their financial struggles. On the other hand, economic status can lead to bullying in younger children. This teasing will cause the children to feel left out and in turn lead to anger. This anger and pent up aggression is the root of criminal activity and the reason of several prevention

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