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How to reduce crime and illegal activities? Can we able save our next generation

  1. profile image60
    ezba29posted 19 months ago

    How to reduce crime and illegal activities? Can we able save our next generation from wrong doings?

    Not by strict rules how can we reduce crime of our new generation?

  2. Alessio Ganci profile image85
    Alessio Ganciposted 19 months ago

    I think severe punishments would be the best solution, at least for the worst crimes. Lifetime jail for a rape, and without any comfort in prison and without any human contact, the same for people who help someone to rape a girl (so for example, friends who laugh and film the raper). That's only an example of a bigger idea: severe punishments should act as a deterrent. The example before shows a terrible punishment (I think also being raped is terrible for a girl), but that's useful as a deterrent for a raper, like to say "it's not good to rape, I wouldn't stand to stay in jail for the rest of my life without any human contact"

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      It's doubtful that would work. Only (law abiding citizens) fear punishment! Criminals either don't believe they will get caught or they're willing to take the risk. We have the death penalty in many U.S. states and murder still occurs.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 19 months ago


    The more affluent a neighborhood is the less violent crime they have. Without a doubt there seems to be correlation between poverty and crime. Most poverty is in the U.S. is rooted in making BAD choices in life such as not finishing school, unplanned pregnancies, choosing the wrong mate for oneself, associating with criminals in an effort to find a "short-cut" to prosperity that doesn't involve getting an education or hard work, lacking ambition or desire to have more than the minimum the government will provide welfare recipients.
    In a "free society" you can't stop people from making bad choices!
    The less money a person has the more tempted they are to commit desperate acts. Two people working minimum wage jobs without having any children are likely to escape poverty over time if they are savers and determined to better themselves for job advancement.
    Having said that there will always be some people who commit "crimes of passion" or suffer from a form of mental illness that causes violence. There will also always be people looking to "get rich fast".
    Witnessing drug dealers, pimps, and gangsters with wads of cash, nice cars, and hot looking women, can be much more alluring to a poor teenage boy than working at McDonalds, Burger King, or KFC.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      This man is beyond intelligent & into remarkable.  If more were like him, the Q&A section would be so much better.  This is a man after my own heart!!!!!

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Grace, Thanks for the very warm comment!
      I've noted on many occasions we're kindred spirits especially when it comes to seeing the link between poverty and crime mainly due to bad self-destructive choices of individuals. There's no gov. remedy!

  4. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 19 months ago


    (1) Obtain a high level of education & get a job which is in demand.  Brand yourself.  Studies show that educational levels correlates to subsequent socioeconomic levels.  Higher educational levels in many cases translates into higher incomes.  There is a strong correlation between poverty & crime.  Poor neighborhoods are associated w/high crime areas.

    (2) Adopt an achievement & success mentality.  Don't associate w/those who don't espouse achievement & success.  Let's go further than disassociation w/such people, disown & cut them off from your life.  Such negative people will only prevent you from achieving your highest potential.

    (3) Don't have children until one is established educationally & career-wise.  Smart, educated people don't marry & have children until their 30s; at this time, they have explored lifestyle options & by their 30s, they know who they want relationship-wise.  Also by their 30s, they are established in their careers.  Studies also show that parents in their 30s are more affluent, settled, & educated than those who marry younger.

    (4) Have a SMALL family of 1-2 children.  Children from small families have individualized parental attention.  They also have more sociocultural, educational, & socioeconomic opportunities. They are also more affluent & unlikely to be poor. Children who spend time w/their parents aren't subject to delinquent & criminal behavior as opposed to children who don't have access to their parents.  Studies show that children from large families who don't have access to their parents are more likely to be delinquents & indulge in other criminal behavior because there is no parental involvement in the home.  In essence, DON'T HAVE LARGE FAMILIES.  Large families have always been associate w/poverty & its pathologies such as crime.  Criminal behavior is more prevalent among children who come from large families for many reasons: poverty, no access to cultural activities, no parental attention/supervision, to get attention, & to obtain things that they can't obtain at home.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      You nailed it!
      No part of the solution to this problem is something that the government can do anything about.
      This is truly something left up to an (individual's) life choices.
      When we change our circumstances change.

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      The government is never the solution to problems but individuals ARE.  In fact, government oftentimes add to problems!!!!

  5. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 19 months ago

    When a child is born to a single mother, whether father lives in the home or doesn't, the child's odds of bad life outcomes such as addiction, homelessness, mental illness, failing school and joining a gang are triple that of married two parent families.
    This is because when parents just live together, 3/4 break up before the child is 10 while 3/4 of married parents stay together until children are grown. Without a father in the household day to day to discipline and supervise children along with the mother, the odds of a child/teen committing crime, skipping school and all other bad choices TRIPLE or more.
    Thus the best way to reduce crime and illegal activities is to encourage marriage among the lower class, where illegitimacy rates are highest because welfare punishes marriage. And encouraging marriage would reduce poverty, too, because a significant minority of poor single mothers would be lifted out of poverty simply by marrying and moving in with the father of their child (instead of living separate with two sets of rent and other bills).