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Cjus 340 DB3

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No: Environmental Influence as a Cause of Crime Research shows that the environmental influence has lasting impact on an individual and places. The breeding environment for criminal activities relates to place, time, law, offender, and the victim. Different professionals have different point of views on it. For example, legal consultants and politicians attribute it to the legal lacunas dimension. Sociologists, Psychologists have their own views in this respect. Civil rights activists look into it from another angle and make the offenders and the victims responsible. The geographers focus on the location of the event where it occurs. Contrary to that environmental criminologists concentrate on the place and the time of crime. They also use map as a tool to find out crime patterns in respective locations (Brantingham amp. Brantingham 49). Apart from the mentioned factors, the family environment plays pivotal role in upbringing of a child. If environmental problems exist in the family then the child is most likely to fall prey to the criminal activities. The root cause of a crime as per the researches conducted by the researchers is poverty, poor educational system and the family structure. Communication gap within the family and poor relationship amongst the family members inculcates bad behavior in children (Brantingham amp. Brantingham 53). It is observed that a family which is financially weak and has more children than required contributes towards criminal activities. Abusing and neglecting a child is another factor to promote antisocial activities. Physiological and Sociological surveys indicate that 50 percent children are at a risk of criminal activities for being neglected, abused and deprived from their due rights. Hence, juvenile delinquencies are on the rise in United States of America (Eysenck 146). Works CitedBrantingham, P. J. amp. Brantingham, P. L. Environmental Criminology. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1991.Eysenck, H. J. Personality and crime: Where do we stand?Psychology, Crime, amp. Law, 2,(1996): 143-152.