In your opinion, why do criminals get caught?

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  1. Wayne Brown profile image80
    Wayne Brownposted 13 years ago

    In your opinion, why do criminals get caught?

  2. mr. daydream profile image61
    mr. daydreamposted 13 years ago

    The world wasn't designed for evil to continually prosper without (ATLEAST) getting caught, or paying for it in one form or another.

  3. simeonvisser profile image69
    simeonvisserposted 13 years ago

    Because they made a mistake and they left one or more traces of their crimes. Some are very smart while others get caught easily. In the end people just get caught because somehow the crime can be linked to them.

  4. Pente profile image77
    Penteposted 13 years ago

    Even the best criminals will fall victim to statistics. Read the "Golden Boy", a book about a very resourceful and successful bank robber. Eventually he had an unlucky day.

    And most criminals are not very good. They are usually desperate or addicted to drugs. Most spend their money quickly and have to resort to crime again. They seem to be incapable of saving or investing, much less working for a living.

    Also, the legal system is nothing like television. Once arrested, the system treats you as guilty till proven innocent. Read "And the Sea will Tell" by Vincent Bugliosi to see how difficult winning a trial as a defendant is. You can find hundreds of books where the defendant loses the trial for every book where the defendant wins.

  5. Truckstop Sally profile image60
    Truckstop Sallyposted 13 years ago

    Guess there really is no perfect crime?  I would imagine many get caught because they have told (bragged to) someone or perhaps even committed the crime with someone.  And when 1 person knows . . .  everybody is soon to know.

  6. shynsly profile image60
    shynslyposted 13 years ago

    Like most other technical fields (medical not withstanding), there's been major advancements in the forensics field which have definitly made it easier for law enforcement to figure out "whodunit".

    But possibly even more so seems to be the fact that many criminals are thankfully too stupid to keep their actions to themselves. They either have an accomplise that manages to get them caught, or worse yet, they feel some compulory urge to brag about their crime to someone who ultimately ends up ratting them out.

  7. profile image0
    surlyoldcatposted 13 years ago

    So many reasons, so little space.
    main thing is no matter the practiced hand or experienced the thug, they all c**k up in the end. The become arrogant and stupid and forget to do something to properly cover their tracks and "WHOOPS!" there they are on the evening news with a coat over their heads and sporting some new jewelry.
    That's from experience in catching said nogoodniks.

  8. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image83
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 13 years ago

    Sometimes law enforcement is in the right place at the right time, however, most often people get caught because of guilt, stupidity, and someone's big mouth.

  9. cloudy_cool profile image71
    cloudy_coolposted 13 years ago

    Because they're stupid! Or maybe the one's catching them are getting smarter big_smile

  10. pro milli profile image60
    pro milliposted 13 years ago

    Plain and simiple...because they slip up. Either that or because they are just plain stupid. If you kill 1 person and they can prove it you're gong to jail. If you kill 3,000 people but they can't prove it guess what? NO JAIL!

  11. tamsing4him profile image66
    tamsing4himposted 13 years ago

    Criminals get caught because they allow their passions or urges to overtake their sense of reasoning thereby dropping their guard and pursuing their fantasies; which in turn leads to mistakes.

  12. netslums profile image74
    netslumsposted 13 years ago

    I was actually just talking to a friend about this the other day. Well, specifically we were talking about how to get away with a crime (that sounded shady) lol. If looking at murder cases:

    The first mistake a criminal can make is killing someone they know. You see it numerous times....the husband who kills his wife, or the woman who kills son etc. The problem is, when a person dies, the immediate family become the primary suspects along with lovers(partners), friends, and coworkers. This is why serial killers are so successful. They kill random people.
    The second mistake is leaving evidence behind. Wear gloves so no fingerprints are left behind and a shower cap to keep your hair from falling out onto the crime scene. DNA is everywhere!

    The third mistake is not doing research. If you're going to commit a murder, make your approach in an area where there are no witnesses or video cameras.

    The fourth mistake is carelessness in planning. If you need to buy supplies for the murder, do so in cash, and once again, do so at a store that does not have video cameras pointing at your face. They exist, they're just hard to find.

    The fifth and final mistake is.... committing the crime! Just don't do it! Most likely, you're going to get it's not nice! smile

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    Rouillieposted 13 years ago

    It's part of the package, the end result of a life of crime.

  14. Mark Upshaw profile image60
    Mark Upshawposted 13 years ago

    Not thinking their crime through to its logical conclusion and not thinking through the unknown variables.

  15. blogginguniverse profile image61
    blogginguniverseposted 13 years ago

    Just to clarify: I assume that "criminals get caught" does not include politicians, most of who DON'T get caught. Other criminals get caught because they don't have a legislative body, an executive body or the national flag to hide behind.

  16. TopManagement profile image38
    TopManagementposted 13 years ago

    Criminal is always do wrong work and they give damage to government and local people and this stolen thing for other people  that's why everybody against them.

  17. Adroit Alien profile image65
    Adroit Alienposted 13 years ago

    "Criminals" get caught because there's too much cops and victimless laws. America has the highest incarceration rate of the world. We have 5% of the world's population but a massive 23.4% of the world's prison population.

    The first world country at work.

    Source: wiki "United_States_incarceration_rate"

  18. vinnielee2010 profile image60
    vinnielee2010posted 13 years ago

    If they were never caught would they be Criminals??
    I think we all do thing aginst the Law but are not considered criminals
    Like when you drive your car
    If they never get caught you would not look at them as Criminals

  19. akuigla profile image60
    akuiglaposted 13 years ago

    Loose lips sink ships.....................

  20. lilibees profile image62
    lilibeesposted 13 years ago

    I belive criminals get caught becuase of karma. Do bad deeds and pay the price, you never really can get away with crime!

  21. profile image52
    Durga Beheraposted 13 years ago

    Beacause criminals when go for a crime activity,thay first leave a clue for police without knowing this.

  22. hasan82 profile image61
    hasan82posted 13 years ago

    Criminals have destructive feelings against the society and in order to prevent people from their crimes, criminals should be caught. In reply to this question, I have read an answer of Rouillie and I agree to her answer. Nature has some straight rules towards some certain phenomena and one of them is it never lets anyone disturbing its balance, and criminals are people who do so.

    Above given explanation may seem vague to some people, so practically I would say that according to experienced investigators criminals always leave some clues behind them them then the art of smart people to find them out by following these clues. Like anyone could do while solving a riddle.

  23. humanitybloody profile image61
    humanitybloodyposted 13 years ago

    I think everyone committing crime will not be natural one so he will be afraid and not thinking what he is doing so he will leave clue lead to him so the crime will not be useful after all.

  24. ramesh kavdia profile image60
    ramesh kavdiaposted 13 years ago

    well if law enforcement is alert and updated criminals get caught. It is good if criminals are caught before committing crime.


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