What is Crime?• Crime is the breech of Rules or Laws. Now a days crime has become an integral part of human society. Crime is a deviant behaviour that violate prevailing norms, cultural standards prescribing how humans ought to behave normally. Changing social, political, psychological, and economic conditions may affect the concept of crime and the form of the legal, law enforcement, and penal responses made by the authority concerned.
What is Crime?• Crime is an area of increasing concern not only in India but all over the world. The effect of crime may be varied in nature. Criminals are constantly adopting new techniques and methodology and are developing net works that transcend national boundaries. This is a challenge for the law enforcement agencies, policy makers, social scientists and other stake holders of the criminal justice system. Information on different aspects of crimes and criminals is required to analyse the trends and design effective intervention strategies to prevent and compact crime in the society.
Causes of Crime:Weakness : People are not bad by nature, but some times tootimid to resist the vicious evil that play on their weakness.Humans are good, but not every one is made of a very strongmind so as to defend themselves against the evil forces ofdestructive emotions and detrimental attitudes like fear,ignorance, hatred, worry, revenge, envy, attachment, greed,lust, selfishness, doubt, prejudice, pride, vanity, impatience,sloth, discrimination, arrogance, ambition, addiction,gluttony, criticism, blame, anxiety, frustration etc. All peoplemay get attacked by those faulty ethereal goblins of theirminds and hearts, but most of the people succeed to resistthem.It is easy to act on anger, greed, revenge or any ofhighlighted above, but it takes courage and strength todetermine that there is some thing more important than that.there are two core reasons why weakness prevails with somepeople
Causes of crimeLack of faith: not believing enough in the powerof ones own internal weapons such as courage,tolerance, understanding, forgiveness, mercy,honesty, sincerity, honour, modesty,humbleness, generosity, love, patience, self-discipline, temperance etc
Cause of Crime:• Imbalance : Most criminals are simply too strong physically, pumping up the body muscles, but not enough the mental and emotional muscles. The reason why their strength becomes weakness is because they are not balanced.
Causes of Crime• Poor judgement: Lack of proper education and great role models causes many to fail to distinguish right from wrong. In most cases offenders dont think they are doing something wrong, it seems right from their point of view. Poor judgement is also reflected in knowing its wrong, but thinking they could get away with it, not getting caught.• Lack of love: Being raised in a dysfunctional family, or coming from a disadvantaged background, or feeling discriminated, none of it alone cause crime. There are so many others in the world with such conditions, but nevertheless dont turn to crime. How ever they cause the lack of love and respect for others. That, endorsed with some other factors, can be a major issue related to crime.
Causes of CrimePoverty: Poverty is often blamed for leading to crime, howeverunderneath is some thing more vital- society bombards withcommercial values making one want more and more material things,to the point when some would do any thing ( including criminal acts )to get them. Unemployment is another factor in this category thatcontributes to crime through looking ways to earn money by anymeans possible.Deprived neighbourhoods: Economically impoverishedneighbourhoods breed criminal minds.Television violence.Being a victim in a chain of events: Some times individuals dont meanto cause harm, but are drawn in to it by a chain of events that arebeyond their control or influence.
Causes of CrimePoor parenting skills: Erratic or harsh discipline.Lack of parental control, supervision and monitoring.Parental conflict.Family dysfunction / breakdown.Criminal, antisocial and / or alcoholic parents.Fatherless is also one of underestimated cause of crime.
Ways to prevent crime.There are many ways we can take control and help preventcrime in our home, in our neighbourhood, at our local schoolsand in our society. It is a matter of communication,commitment, and time.
Ways to Prevent Crime1. Work with public agencies and other organizations, neighbourhood or community wide - on solving common problems.2. Make sure that all the youth in the neighbourhood have positive ways to spend their time, through organised recreation, tutoring programs, part- time work, and volunteer opportunities.3. Set up a Neighbourhood watch or Community patrol, working with Police, make sure the streets and homes are well lighted.5. Build a partnership with Police, focused on solving problems instead of reacting to crisis. Make it possible for neighbours to report suspicious activity or crimes with out fear of retaliation.6. Clean up the neighbourhood. Involve every one - teens children, senior citizens. Call the public works department and ask for help in cleaning up.7. Ask local officials to use new ways to get criminals out our building or neighbourhood. These include enforcing anti-noise laws, housing codes, health and fire codes, anti-nuisance laws and drug-free clauses in rental leases.
Ways to Prevent Crime1. Work with schools to establish drug-free, tobacco-free zones, work with officials concerned to do the same for parks.2. Develop and share a phone list of local organisations that can provide counselling, job training, guidances and other services that neighbours might need.3. Report a crime if you witness it or some thing you suspect might be a crime. Agree to testify if needed.4. Learn about hot-lines, crisis centres, and other help available to victims of crime. Find out how you can help those who are touched by violence to recover as quickly and completely as possible.5. Recognise that it is already your problem if violence is about to erupt in your neighbourhood.6. Volunteer to mentor young people who need positive support from adults.7. Talk with children in the neighbourhood about what worries or scares them and about where and how they have felt threatened by violence. Interview teachers, school staff, crossing guards and bus aides.
Ways to Prevent Crime1. Promote public service advertising that offers anti-violence programs and services. Get several groups to cooperate in this effort. Include programs to help kids headed for trouble.2. Protect domestic violence victims and their children through policies as well as laws that offer them prompt and meaningful response to calls for help and appropriate legal recourse.3. Adopt a school. Help students, faculty and staff to promote a sense of community in the school and with the larger community through involvement in a wide range programs and activities.4. Join with school and law enforcement in creating and sustaining safe corridors for students travelling to and from schools. Help with efforts to identify and eliminate neighbourhood trouble spots.5. Help students through such opportunities as job skill development, entrepreneurship and intern-ship.6. Encourage employees to work with students in skill training, youth group leadership, mentor servicing, coaching and small group activities. make your facilities available for these activities when possible.
Ways to Prevent Crime1. Provide anger management, stress relief, and conflict resolution training for your employees. They can help build an anti-violence climate at home, at school, and in the community. You might gain a more productive working environment too.3. Speak up in support of funding and effective implementation of programs and other resources that help schools develop an effective set of violence prevention strategies.4. Help employees who are parents to meet with teachers by providing flexible hours or time off, encourage employee involvement in sponsoring or coaching in school and after school activities.6. Develop an anti-violence competition, including speech, dance, painting, drawing, singing, instrumental music, acting, play-writing and other creative arts. Get youth to help suggest prizes. Make it a community celebration.7. Help strengthen links between school services and the net work of community services that can help students and families facing problems.8. Enlist children from elementary grade to senior high level in solving the violence problems in the school and community. Encourage them to teach violence prevention to younger children, reach out to educate peers, work with adults on community wide problems, and identify and tackle community conditions that they are concerned about.