The basis of this article is material crimes, but i do cover over crimes.
I think the first thing we have to do, is ask ourselves questions.
1) what make a person turn to crime?
2) How do you prevent crime?
3) How do you cure crime?
Poverty and Exclusion:-
Reasons for crime:-
Youth centres, used to be availbe to the youth. But even when i was an young. They started to close these centres. Now you just have gangs of youths on street corners. Bored, possible that they commit crime. For a dare, peer group pressure.
During my teenage years. There was very little crime. But now teenagers are on the rampage. why?
Well, I suppose there's a range of reasons. It might be that their families do not give them the security and good example they need.
Drugs and alcohol seem to figure more in young people's lives - involving more crime
Alcohol, at least in the United Kingdom. Is being more and more associated with anti social behaviour. More gangs, clans and groups. Fighting in the streets.
Football related violence. etc...
Prevention and Cure?
Prevention here, is really protection. Better protection of your propety and/or self. So it is not really prevention. Part of prevention i feel, has to be:-
Less gaps in society.
Less Poverty and Exclusion.
Too some degree. The 'finger' has to be pointed at 'marketing'. Should these advertising agents be more controled, as there are in Sweden?
The Strawman arguement
For anyone who wishing to bat this my way:-
Naturally the crimes we are talking about are anti-social acts. That is those which offend human feelings and which infringe the right of others to equality in freedom, and not the many actions which the penal code punishes simply because they offend against the privileges of the dominant classes.
But if you reduce the exclued. Then those remaining in the margial area's. Would i feel would be those who suffer from mental illness.