The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > Discussions & Debates
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Discussions & Debates The place to go for slightly more in-depth topics. Discussions and debates about the world, current events, ideas, news, and more.

Reply
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools
  #26    
Old September 19th, 2012 (03:49 PM).
KingofCarnage18
Unhatched Egg
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Gender:
This relies heavily on your definition of crime. Ive lived, and am still living, in poverty. Ive been as hard pressed to sleep in allies before. I have stolen. Food mostly. A couple less helpful things (alchohol cigarettes) but ALSO the thing to be noted is the poverty is not an incurable position. Every day I work harder to bring myself to a higher point. I now live with my fiances grandmother, where I work very hard all day with her son (fiances uncle.) Im searching for a job. Ive held jobs but previous injuries cause big problems. The point is if your stealing for food to survive, I do not few it as crime but as survival instinct. But being in poverty I have stolen useless consumables simply to drown reality. So I can affirm with no doubt nor reservation in my heart poverty does lead to crime. However the poverty we are stricken with isn't just our fault. The increasing taxes on businesses make them not want to hire. The increasing requirements just to get a drivers license or regain a license limits the poor heavily in the job department. You need a license just to wash cars at a dealership. Ive been in this hole. And Im climbing out. But do not let others fool you into believing it is easy or entirely in fault of the person in the situation.
Reply With Quote
  #27    
Old September 19th, 2012 (06:39 PM).
Keiran's Avatar
Keiran
Moshtradamus
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New Jersey
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Poverty definitely gives reason to crime, but more reasons than non-poverty? No, I don't think so- just different ones. I see wealthy people ruining the lives of millions of people every day, far more of a criminal influence than those in poverty.

Poor people just don't have the luxury of being puppet masters controlling puppets to commit their crimes while they hide in the shadows, seemingly innocent. And most poor people crimes can't be covered up by loopholes, or be paid to 'disappear'.
__________________
Mod of Trade Corner| Pair | Trainer Information

又 yltfos os kaeps and low 又
Wandering Allowed, Wondering Aloud
Reply With Quote
  #28    
Old October 20th, 2012 (09:34 PM).
Livewire's Avatar
Livewire
The Young Wolf
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winterfell
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Send a message via Skype™ to Livewire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keiran777 View Post
Poverty definitely gives reason to crime, but more reasons than non-poverty? No, I don't think so- just different ones. I see wealthy people ruining the lives of millions of people every day, far more of a criminal influence than those in poverty.

Poor people just don't have the luxury of being puppet masters controlling puppets to commit their crimes while they hide in the shadows, seemingly innocent. And most poor people crimes can't be covered up by loopholes, or be paid to 'disappear'.
Pretty close to the cutoff but w/e

I think if anything, poverty/low socioeconomic status can predispose one to committing criminal acts. I think the psychological aspect of criminality and how economic inequality fuels it is pretty interesting.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29    
Old October 21st, 2012 (12:14 PM).
Kura's Avatar
Kura
twitter.com/kuraberrym
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Horsham, UK (orig. Toronto, Canada)
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Nature: Serious
Not necessarily. I think it has MUCH more to do with upbringing and external influence such as the person's friends, if they have a mental disorder, etc.. rather than how much money they have in the first place. It can be a factor, but I think it is a minor factor compared to others I've just stated.
__________________
~Yuugiou Fan~
~Kamen Rider Fan~
♡(´・ω・`)LOVE! ☆
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 07:28 PM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.