7 Causes of Crimes and its Prevention

Topics: Crime, Criminology, Crime prevention / Pages: 4 (849 words) / Published: Feb 23rd, 2014
5.4.1 DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND PREPAREDNESS
5.4.1.6 CAUSES OF CRIMES AND THEIR PREVENTION

The True State of the Philippines: Crime in a Culture of Corruption by Ruel F. Pepa, New Junkie Post, Jul. 21, 2013
Causes of Criminality
Common causes of criminality can be traced through sociological and behavioral studies of the human condition. It is a fact of life that crimes occur only in the human sphere, and social relations are therefore a major aspect in approaching the issue of criminality. With this point of departure, we can objectively mention some factors that have been identified by professional practitioners engaged in the study of criminality, among whom are psychologists, sociologists, criminologists and others.

1. Poverty.
In a society like the Philippines, where poverty is a given, no second thought is needed to ascertain that in one way or another, poverty causes criminality. Crimes are committed in areas where the urban poor live, and their occurrence is quite regular. Poverty may not be strictly identified as a direct cause of crimes but certain circumstances brought forth by and within a situation of poverty cause them.
2. Abuse of Power.
Another prominent cause of crime in Philippine society is somehow also related to our economic condition. It is not the type of crime perpetrated by people in a situation of poverty but one that terribly affects them. It exploits the economic weakness of the poor, and none but the poor are the unfortunate victims of its ravaging onslaught. This cause of crime is: abuse of power.
Abuse of power is routinely perpetrated by powerful government officials and law enforcers with a mandate to defend the rights of people and protect them from harm. Abuse of power is terribly serious in the Philippines. In most cases, crimes related to the abuse of power are not treated as crimes due to methods of circumventing the laws.
According to the Talidari artisits, there are 10 causes of crime in general.
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