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Rolle 1 Mrs. P. Mcphee College English 22 January 2018 Causes of Crime in the Bahamas Crime and bad lives are the measure of a state’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community (Wells) We all can agree that crime is a serious problem in our country and insist that draconian measures be taken to lift this dark criminal specter that covers our land (Hall). Moreover “we are reaping the rewards of our own inabilities, inattentiveness, incompetence and indiscipline” (Smith). Based on statistics from the strategic Policy and Planning Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force, during the period of 27 th May, 2012 versus 27 th May 2013 crime against persons has increased by one percent and crimes against properties have decrease 11 percent. According to Larry Smith, former editor and reporter stated that 90 percent of local murders are committed by young men between the ages of 18 and 35 and their victims are usually other young men. Faced with this escalating problem of crime, and a police force that appears powerless to contain it, many wonder about the cause for this growth in crime. Crime is defined as an action or omission, which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law (dictionary.com). Crime is a multifaceted problem and before we can point fingers we must determine the root causes of crime. After intense research on the topic I was able to determine some of the main causes of crime. These causes include society’s culture of tolerating unlawful behavior, lack of education, breakdown of the family and the failure of our government and judicial system. However in order to be successful in finding a solution, a by-partisan national approach should be executed by all in power (Hall).
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Rolle 2 According to former Commissioner of Police Reginald Ferguson, society as a whole has contributed to the escalating crime rates by accommodating illegal acts, thus making them acceptable. In other words “in one way or another, we have all contributed to crime” either through action or inaction, omission, facilitation, condoning, or turning a blind eye. Furthermore Reverend C.B.Moss member of Bahamas against Crime gave his point of view stating that if society would voice their concerns about crime then many criminals would stop committing crime (Turnquest). Additionally (Butler C. ) stated that he was afraid for our nation because we live in a society where crime is the order of the day. (Strachan) further echoed that the
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