Many factors contribute to crimes, including need or want for money, feelings of anger, envy or vengeance, the decay of family values, and the desire for control. In some cases, people commit crimes for self-serving reas... More »

Street crime is caused by a combination of individual and external factors. Some external factors include social circumstances, such as poverty, degraded urban environments, lack of social support and gang activity. Some... More »

There are many causes of juvenile delinquency, including poor parenting, peer pressure, aggressive pre-disposition, neighborhood, school life or performance and mistreatment. The issue of nature versus nurture has been w... More »

Street crime is caused by a combination of individual and external factors. Some external factors include social circumstances, such as poverty, degraded urban environments, lack of social support and gang activity. Some... More »

Some explanations as to why people commit violent crimes include personal choices weighed against the possible repercussions of a crime, and the theory that crime emerges as a conflict between different economic classes.... More »

Many advocates of the death penalty believe that morality requires the death penalty for heinous crimes, that the practice is constitutional and it deters crime, while opponents often argue that it is too costly financia... More »

As of 2015, the ZIP codes with the highest crime rates in the United States almost all have a rate of more than 70 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. People who live in these neighborhoods have between a one-in-seven an... More »

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