Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: The Impact of Crime on Society. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Crime has had a substantial impact on society throughout human history, and the level of impact will only continue to grow in the coming years. The development of organized society has curtailed the growth of crime to a significant extent, yet within any city or country, regardless of their level of development, corruption exists. In this sense, crime can be defined as an act that violates the law of the region, and for which, punishment can be imposed. This removes the subjective nature of the previous definition, although it can still create situations where the law degrees that a person has committed a crime, but they do not believe so, or times where an immoral but not illegal act has been done. However, one example of a crime that generally fits both the subjective and objective definition is murder, a crime which has significant ramifications throughout society.
. . . . . . . . . . . Throughout the world, crime rates have been increasing in the last couple of decades. Studies have shown that crime rates are likely to continue to grow despite attempts by governments and international agencies to try to prevent this. Many countries have approached this problem by the development of strict laws. however, these have been ineffective at reducing the level of criminal activity that is occurring. Another approach to try to reduce crime has been the use of cognitive training and family therapies focused on preventing youth from becoming involved in crime (Mendel). This approach has the potential to reduce the numbers of people in the next generation of criminals. The use of other methods than harsh laws and imprisonment may prove to be a more effective method of decreasing crime. however, whether this is the case remains to be seen.One type of crime that is often considered to be the most serious criminal activity is that of murder. The seriousness of murder is related to the fact that the victim will never live again, so the murderer has removed the right of that person to live. Murder can cause panic, distress and outrage in people throughout society, even among people that are not directly involved with the criminal or the victim. .