Why do people break the law
Good morning, everyone. Thanks for coming to my presentation. My name is Paul Fischer. I'm head of the criminologist department at the University of Chicago.
I'm going to talk to you today about the causes of crime. Why do people break the law? What are the most common causes of crime? The research shows that most people break the law for money. They steal, rob and kill because they want to get other people's money or property. These offenders are not always poor. They just want to be rich and live a better life. The second most typical cause is poverty. Poor people often turn to crime to get money for themselves and their families. A lot of people become offenders because they can't control their emotions. Some individuals become irritable, angry, selfish or jealous. Unfortunately, this often happens to those who try to settle disputes after they've drunk too much alcohol. Fourth, young people often break the law because they are bored and have nothing to do. They think that breaking the law is cool. The next cause is mental illness. Sometimes mentally ill people commit the most horrible and violent crimes and police have difficulty in finding and catching maniacs and serial killers. Finally, there are people who take the law into their own hands. These people are usually law-abiding citizens who in extreme situations punish the offenders in their own way without the police and courts.
Well. Thanks very much for listening to my talk. Are there any questions?