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Are working class people more likely to commit crime?

  • Status Frustration -- Albert Cohen

    The working class are dissatisfied by their lower position and status in society, therefore will turn against the norms and values of society to those of crime and subgroups (such as gangs) in order to gain higher status. Resulting in the Working class are more likely to commit crime. !

  • Karl Marx Theory

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  • Yes they do.

    Not only do they commit crimes because of the lack of opportunities the society provides them but also the way they have been brought up. Most likely people from working class families tend to suffer inadequate socialisation, where they are not taught all the norms and values the society want and this could then lead them to committing crimes in the future because they have simply not been taught the difference between the wrong and right.

  • They do commit more crime.

    The unequal opportunities that UK working class people are faced with everyday, is enough for anyone to commit a crime. White Collar Crime is undetected by police for fears it will upset the hierarchical structure that is going on today. Frustration often leads to crime such as rape or domestic violence, these are power crimes.

  • Yes they do.

    Working class people are more likely to commit crimes because of the blocked opportunities they are faced with in life. They turn to illegitimate means of survival because thats usually the only thing they have left to turn to. If you cant afford to eat, you're more likely to steal something from a shop? Its not down to them its the goverments fault for letting this reach this level of poverty in the UK

  • It is bad

    Working class people committing crime is bad because crime is bad and committing crime is bad and working class people are bad therefore it is bad. My opinion is good because I am the best so everyone should listen and vote yes.
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  • They do commit more

    They have less access and are in a unequal society which doesnt support their needs but supports the middle class more, therefore they try and commit crime to fulfill their desire. Also the crimes like theft, burglary are more frequent to working class because they cant obtain anything by following rules

  • They do commit more

    They have less access and are in a unequal society which doesnt support their needs but supports the middle class more, therefore they try and commit crime to fulfill their desire. Also the crimes like theft, burglary are more frequent to working class because they cant obtain anything by following rules

  • Working class people are less likely to commit crime

    Crime is usually cause when people face poverty and a need to survive. This is due to either being not employed or have no source of income for them survive. They become desperate where committing crime is the only means of surviving. The working class usually have jobs and don't have a high incentive to commit crimes.

  • No, but they don't get away with it when they do.

    The question is not are the likely to commit MORE crime, it is are they more likely to commit crime. It can be summated that yes, they probably do commit more. But each individual working class person at face value, is as likely as any other to commit. Then, when they do, they are more likely to get caught as they lack the know-how and intellect of their middle class counterparts.

  • No, but they are less likely to get away with it.

    It's reasonable that because the working class have less access to resources then they are more likely to resort to crimes to obtain their desires. However, the grass isn't that greener in the middle class or upper class either.

    Working class people mainly lack the basic physical needs or desires, and to obtain something physical is too obvious. For example, if they want an item, they think of stealing it.

    Middle and upper class people, don't have that much of a physical desire problem because they can afford to legally purchase most of it. However, to maintain their middle or upper class, they can be tempted to perform shady business practices. They might not consider it shady because it may be a very small and unnoticeable act that will be difficult to prove as a crime, but hey it's still breaking a law.

    To sum it all up, think about cheating on Taxes. Come on, every class does it.

  • White Collar Crime

    The working class may be more likely to commit violent and opportunistic crime, like pick-pocketing, mugging, and so on but financially-motivated nonviolent crime such as fraud, tax evasion and money laundering is nearly ALWAYS committed by the middle or upper class. Also sex crimes are not specific to any class, so the word 'crime' needs to be operationalised more - the term is too vague.


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