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  • Yes it can cause crime

    In some impoverished families there is simply no possibility of work and in many countries where there is no welfare benefits this means that the family cannot afford food, shelter or healthcare. Even in some places where there are benefits, this is often not enough to cover the family’s way (for example healthcare is the number one cause of bankruptcy in the US)[1] and thus some members of the family may be driven to desperate measures in order to be able to afford provisions. If no other options are open to them this desperation can result in measures such as theft, drug dealing or blackmail (See appendix). Furthermore often extreme poverty is linked to substance abuse, often as a respite from these terrible conditions. This in turn breeds more crime as people have to fund their addictions. However in this case it seems clear that it is the desperation of poverty that causes these people to commit crimes. Many people believe racism, and therefore crimes such as incitement to racial hatred or ‘hate crimes’, are more likely to occur in areas of social deprivation. The theory suggests that a mix of poverty, unemployment and segregation causes’ high tension can cause a ‘scapegoat’ culture on either, and indeed both, sides.

  • Yes it can cause crime

    In some impoverished families there is simply no possibility of work and in many countries where there is no welfare benefits this means that the family cannot afford food, shelter or healthcare. Even in some places where there are benefits, this is often not enough to cover the family’s way (for example healthcare is the number one cause of bankruptcy in the US)[1] and thus some members of the family may be driven to desperate measures in order to be able to afford provisions. If no other options are open to them this desperation can result in measures such as theft, drug dealing or blackmail (See appendix). Furthermore often extreme poverty is linked to substance abuse, often as a respite from these terrible conditions. This in turn breeds more crime as people have to fund their addictions. However in this case it seems clear that it is the desperation of poverty that causes these people to commit crimes. Many people believe racism, and therefore crimes such as incitement to racial hatred or ‘hate crimes’, are more likely to occur in areas of social deprivation. The theory suggests that a mix of poverty, unemployment and segregation causes’ high tension can cause a ‘scapegoat’ culture on either, and indeed both, sides.

  • Yes social deprivation is a cause for crime, not the only one.

    First we have to define social deprivation as a reduction or prevention of culturally normal interaction between a person and the rest of society. Since factors creating social deprivation include poverty, lack of or a poor education, mental illness, and a low socioeconomic status they can (and often do) motivate a person to commit criminal acts.

  • Yes, for some people.

    I think that there are some people who are going to be very unhappy when they can't go out and socialize or entertain themselves. If they are stifled because of lack of money, these people might be more likely to rob and steal or do what it takes to get the funds to entertain themselves.

  • Yes, it can.

    I think that when people isolate themselves from society at large, they become more and more angry with people and "the system" in general. As a person with social phobia, I can see this happening. Fortunately, I'm harmless. Many are not though, and that could result in a life of criminality.

  • When Enforced By Others

    Social deprivation is the reduction or prevention of culturally normal interaction between an individual and the rest of society (Wikipedia). I believe when this happens against a persons will it does lead to crime because people feel repressed. Repression never leads to positive outcomes. Social deprivation that is brought on by a person in their own doing doesn't cause crime.

  • No not for all

    I would say that it wouldn't cause them to be come criminals because people who have everything water ,food,a home ,clothes, and a stable family can commit crime and which it doesn't just mean people who don't have any education have to commit a crime so many cultures so many different type of people could have and would most likely can commit any type of crime so to answer your question no i don't not think that people with social problems

  • Crime is a learned behavior

    Criminals tend to learn to become criminals from other people. When a group shows approvale for criminal behavor, that behavior is more likely to show up in the individual. Social deprivation may cause many negative effects in a person, but causing them to turn to crime is not one of them.


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