Why Do Criminals Commit Crime?
In the context of sociology, human beings are born with criminal instinct and in this world that is enveloped with trickery and malice; the commission of crimes is very probable. Everybody in this world is logically classified as felon because of our sinful behavior that freely flows in our veins. But we have the power to control this manner in accordance to the norms and practices of the society.
In the other side of the big picture, there is really no lawbreaker in our society. Criminals were only born because of the norms we follow and the various laws that have been implemented by the people. If there is no law or set of standards that prohibit a certain acts then there is no violator.
But we don’t want to look the world in chaos where only the rich and the brave will be the one in control. That is why our laws have been created in order to limit the individual desire beyond what is acceptable. In this instance, once a person’s wants is blocked, that craving will find its way to get it fulfilled.
Now let us take a look at the famous triangle of crime; possible offender plus desire plus opportunity is equal to crime. Take one of the ingredients out in the triangle and crime will no longer exist. That is easy and simple to stop crime theoretically but in reality we cannot stop it but we can prevent the occurrence of a felony.
Why we cannot stop crime? It’s because we have no control on the individual’s brain the way it thinks. We already know that desire is one of the major elements in the crime triangle and it is the one that drives a person to do a wrongful act.
Why do criminals commit crime? It is because the offender wants to satisfy their craving for a certain thing. Another top reason why criminal commits a crime it’s because the “opportunity” to commit evildoing “exists”.
The best thing to do is don’t give a felon the opportunity to commit a misdemeanor. Harden the target and make it for a possible offender having a hard time to perform an offense. Prevent a person from committing a crime by not giving him even a little chance.
It’s just as easy as not wearing your bracelets ostentatiously in the areas frequented by thieves so that they will have no opportunity to rob your jewelry, or just as easy as putting fences and good lights in the surroundings of your residences so that would-be robbers could not find any entrance to break in going inside your houses.
It’s just related to the famous saying “crime prevention is everybody’s concern.”