"The Solution of Crime in the United States of America"

Topics: Unemployment, Crime, Sociology Pages: 6 (1661 words) Published: April 3, 2006

A crime is a serious offense against the public law. It is a problem that many countries throughout the world face today. It is not solely an economic concern but it's a reflection of society's political and economical issues. In order to find a solution to this problem you must understand a countries political history and what was the role that politics played in its historical economy. For example; in the United States of America the economy is politically motivated by those that are rich and those that are in power. Throughout these few pages I will focus on a few topics that can reduce the crime within the United States only if the political sector of the country would take a closer look at those deteriorated social issues that exist.

We will focus mainly on the importance of our educational system, and the lack of resources given to the social institutions that are in charge of developing and evolving in an educated society with less crime. Throughout the history of the United States there have been several depressions where there have been extremely high rates of unemployment. During these depressions the crime rate also went up extremely high. Meaning that there is a perfect correlation between crime and unemployment. Moreover in this paper we will briefly discuss it. It will discuss how an increase in education can reduce crime rate and how because of the lack of employment crime increases and therefore other factors arise such as corruption, drugs, and poverty. Some may argue that for these social ills an increase in the laws penalties would reduce the crime rate. Furthermore, I will present charts that will inform people that it is economically inefficient to do such a thing. Not only is it economically inefficient but as a result the most affected sectors are the ghettos which is where members of the minority groups live because of social, legal or economic pressure.

Increased Education

Education is the action or the process to develop ones mental and moral skill. It is one of the most determinate factors for the reduction of crime in any society; it is the level and the amount of resources given to educational institutions because education is essential to the development of society. It is very important that both political and economical agents concentrate on education if they're ever serious about a reduction in crime.

When a person is educated there is a less chance of them committing a crime due to the fact that they are more aware of the consequences and are more likely to have positive thoughts. Education will open up more doors to better jobs, and give individuals better problem solving skills when faced with social problems. Although there is a concern within this factor one would have to go forward with the different levels of resources within the different schools. For example; a public school compared to a private school will not have the same level of resources. Therefore there would be certain discrepancies which are economically and socially motivated.

Increased Employment opportunities

Another factor in decreasing the crime rate is to provide adequate and fulfilling employment. As mentioned before when a country faces high unemployment the crime rate tends to increase. The agenda of the political leaders should be to place a halt on the different corporations that outsource their labor. Outsourcing is done in order to maximize profit by evading environmental laws and the reducing labor cost. A perfect example of this would be the unemployment rates in Flint, Michigan from 1990 to 2004. These came from the effects suffered because of general motors large amount of job cuts and moving their companies to other countries. With these high unemployment rates came high crime rates. These and more facts can be seen in the movie Roger and Me by Michael Moore.

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