Running head: THE COST OF CRIME 1 THE COST OF CRIME Introduction Crime can generate a high number of costs in our day to day lives at all levels in society. I have chosen the topic “the cost of crime.” I chose this topic due to crimes, and the cost associated with it, having taken root in society. Crime has seriously impacted negatively on the society. The desire to choose “the cost of crime” was the realization that the cost of crime has not only affected individuals but the whole society that bears its effects. Most importantly, I chose the topic out of the desire to reveal to people the consequences of crime so that they may opt for other activities rather than a crime. Body Costs associated with crime First of all, crime leads to tangible costs, that is, costs associated with loss of people’s property. The tangible costs can occur in some ways. First, they could occur as a result of a victim losing one’s property forcing him to acquire another one hence incurs a cost. Secondly, the victims may incur other costs like those resulting from the damage caused on the property by criminals during instances such as robbery. Besides that, the victims may suffer more costs as they try to push for a process to bring the criminals involved to justice. (Cost of Crime: A Review of the Research Studies, 1999) Crime also leads to more costs such as intangible costs. The intangible costs are mainly emotions or the feelings induced by the crime on one which can be physical pain, which leaves one in agony, especially after an encounter with criminals who are armed.
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- Spring '17
- ROBERT ROTH
- Criminal Justice, Suffering