Poverty, Crime and Criminological Theory
Based on the U.S. Census report which estimates that 13.5 percent of individuals within the United States currently live at or below the poverty level, discuss the relationship of this problem on crime. What criminological theories support or refute the idea that crime is a direct result of poverty? Discuss ways to prevent poverty or to lessen the effects of poverty within society. Discuss and evaluate the programs provided by the government to reduce the rate of poverty in our society.