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Words 1Crime is the violation of statutes enacted into criminal law by a locality state or the federal government Macionis 218 Crimes against property include robbery of anothers personal belongings Property crimes include burglary larceny and auto theft Burglary consists of the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a serious crime or a theft Macionis 220 Larceny is the unlawful taking carrying leading or riding away of property from the possession of another Macionis 220 Auto theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle Macionis 220 Since the beginning of time there has been crime and theft In primitive civilizations theft could have included stealing essentials for life food water shelter women weapons etc In more recent times theft has come to include all material possessions a person has Only naming several which are money jewelry pets automobiles etc For as long as people have legitimately owned or made a legal claim to objects there has been theft Most criminals steal in order to support expensive habits in which excessive amounts of money are crucial Poverty is also another significant influence of crime and theft As well as a lack in morals and values contributes to crime and robbery Another influence of crime and robbery is that certain crimes are committed to experience a thrill adrenaline rush or whatever it may be called No matter what the motive may be crime and robbery are very frequent and rates are increasing There is a direct and close correlation of poverty and crime As the years have passed people have become more and more socially stratified Thus creating a feeling of inferiority among the poor and less fortunate With this feeling people are more inclined to commit crimes mainly in the form of robbery The action of theft is a quick and effective way of gaining what is desired or what will theoretically make the feeling of inferiority go away
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