Originally Posted by Reba
But not all poor people do that, even when they are in the same or even worse dire situations.
Also, crime by well-to-do people is increasing.
Poverty is not the main factor for increasing crime. It might influence the mode and location of crime but it doesn't create criminals.
Many crimes, especially of violence and cruelty, have nothing to do with poverty.
But, as I posted, that should be stuff for a new thread.
BTW, just because I don't agree with "studies and such" doesn't mean that I'm not aware of them.
Not all people do anything. Actually, SES is a main factor in criminal behavior. It is the single most consistent environmental influence found.