Criminal Diversity

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Thesis StatementAlthough it is hard to make a statement that only certain groups are involved with criminal activities, some people are far more likely than others to commit offenses and or being victimized.

DiscussionThe decade of 80's saw an increasing apprehension of crime escalation in both the United States and Europe. In Britain, for instance, during the decades of 70, 80 and 90, the crimes reported have increased thrice in numbers. For instance, during the decade of 70's, around 1.6 million offenses were recorded as compared to the increased number of crimes in 1992 that numbered to 5.4 million crimes in England. These increasing numbers have unquestionably focused the attention of politicians, investigators, social activists, as well as government executives, with the consequence that there has been a sudden increase of crime deterrence movement in the same time. This gave rise to the law and order discussion that is still prevalent and can be easily observed in many election canvassing.

More and more politicians were making use of crime as a political matter that could draw votes plus there was the change from trying to comprehend criminals more willingly than held them responsible, in order to stress on pre-emptive measures in addition to efforts to eliminate crimes. Perchance, the chief noteworthy idea that encouraged this line of attack was the thought that crime is not a result of injured population, to be exact population in some manner debilitated by their rearing or deficiency of life opportunities, other than for the reason that some people are evil and self-centered. According to Wilson (1975) the wickedness of people could only be separated from the good of people when the wicked people are separated and segregated from the good people in the society. Wilson (1975) was of the opinion that the criminal...