People have seen the rise, prosperity and ruin of different civilizations. Although regulations and legislative documents have been adopted, human beings still commit crimes. Nowadays, crime appears to be a serious problem. Crime became an inalienable part of our life. Our society is full of cruelty and inhumanity. People hear about crime every day. Thousands of criminals steal our property and rob our houses. It is devastating for us, particularly when we lose sentimental belongings or when people are killed by murderers.
Various classes exist in our society (rich, middle, and poor). Poor families face the problem of alcoholism, they do not have money and sometimes it might result in attacks on people. Resorting to alcohol and drugs also affects our world. Drug-addicted people need to have cash for drugs and begin to attack people. Drunken men and women are driven to despair and commit crimes without fear to be caught red-handed. The case when persons have a gun illegally is also a severe crime. They buy weapons on special black markets and then use them against innocent people.
Many misdemeanors are committed in the early adulthood. Often they long to have more friends and decide to commit a crime to collect eyes or raise people’s eyebrows. They wish to get rounding sums of money without work being independent. TV programs and Mass Media in general influence their conduct. It shows children that the real life is full of felonies without love, trust. Pickpocketing is a very old and popular type of larceny. Pickpockets steal wallets and passports from people's bags in public places. They use different methods and sophisticated technique. Robbers carry razors to slit pockets, a purse, and shoulder bag.
Subcultures (football fans, skins) that are so popular today are threatening and unsafe. When parents do not spend time with their kids they join these groups and sects and in the future might commit crime with fair-weather friends.
Our real society is a society of all-permissiveness. There are distinct temptations, lures, seductions, and enticements. Greed has an impact on people in different ways. Avid people want to eat well, to travel, but that is a desire of most people. They are pragmatic and reasonable. Is it possible a society without insatiable greed (employees without materialistic desires have to work hard for a living)? It is the same concerning a world without hatred and outrage.
Is it possible to live without assaults (verbal and nonverbal), violation, larceny and murders? It is a world where children could be in safety, vulnerable adults could nothing to be afraid of. Such an environment need not an army, artillery, courts, police, security agencies and organizations associated with crime and war. World with law abiding people without felons, thieves, violation, abuse, terrorists seems to be utopia. Though, it could lead to drastic changes in life.
It goes without saying crime is considered to be a key element of society that generates social changes being a functional to a holistic and healthy environment. Though, it is necessary to stop crimes in our society. People should devote enough time to the offspring, collaborate and cooperate with others, and help the poor.
The first thing to decrease an amount of crimes is to provide decent life probabilities to wrongdoers because most prisoners break the law to get enough money to provide for their family. They are hostages of circumstances who have desperate and suffering life conditions and are dying because of poverty and misery.
The second reason of such a rate of crimes in the society is ignorance of citizens. Very often population does not know the laws and does not stick to the rules, they become anarchists. Education is the cornerstone to free society from criminals. Governments should elaborate and implement special programs to brainwash persons. An educated society is a part of the patterns of evolution. Education encourages progress on a moral and economic scale. Knowledge is a fundamental element to a thriving and powerful state. Education means the possibility to be prepared to unfavorable situations. It supports people in developing the particular ability to overcome conflicts. For example, a shallow-minded individual tends to react in a rude way, while an intelligent one finds solutions to difficulties. Education through Media develops a mutual comprehension of the unspoken rules which are significant for a nation. Moreover, educated persons have more chances to secure a well-paid job. The unemployment rate appears to be lower in a developed country than in illiterate one. Also educated citizens take a lower risk to develop depression or some mental disorder. The correct direction has to be chosen to make people respect each other and nurture moral principles and values. Collective morality and proper regulations should be dynamic and evolving not to make society motionless.
The third thing to be done in order to dramatically reduce the crime rate is obtaining more finances to the police. The government has to take control over the watch dogs of the security departments. Thus, it will promote a reliable staff to the administration of police department in the country.
A harsh punishment is likely to be effective in decreasing crime. I believe an offender should have a chance to reinvent himself. For instance, it is better to eliminate the habit of robbing in an individual than to send him to jail. It happens when a trespasser is abandoned by people. Then he becomes a rebellion and violates the law permanently. Laws has to be strict enough to prevent crimes to a large extent. Moreover, courts have to practice immediate justice procedures. The problem of harsh punishments is interesting from the psychological point of view. Some potential perpetrators take decision concerning whether to break the law or not depending on its punishment. They might commit a crime if the penalty is low or when the chances to be caught red-handed are not high.
The law is not so strict for criminals and that is why a lot of them are not afraid to be punished. They spend a little time being imprisoned and have not so bad conditions. Long time ago the only way to punish criminals was death penalty. It was extremely strict but rather effective. In most countries there is not death penalty because it is considered to be awful and violent. However, it generates animated public debates. In fact, it is difficult to imagine the modern democratic society using death penalty. Sometimes criminals deserve such a punishment for their actions. If the criminal knows that the justice system will not stop at putting him to death his crimes could be repeated.
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