. Crime, promiscuity, and urbanization among the lower and middle-income groups are due to poverty ( Ng, Farinda, Kan, Lim, & Ting, 2013) . How poverty relates to crime and other promiscuity behaviors can be explained in a variety of ways. Firstly, poverty causes people to be stressed and eventually sink into depression. Indeed, research reveals that poor people have a higher tendency to suffer from mental conditions than the rich. The related mental conditions may cause a person to engage in theft, robbery, and even murder. More so, poverty causes people to lack basic needs, such as food, medication, health, and schooling. Lack of needs such as food and shelter my push people into engaging in crime and other promiscuous activities as a way of finding a livelihood. Poverty also causes young people to lack models to look up to in the immediate environment. Besides, such children hardly attend schooling, and this causes them to engage in juvenile delinquency and other antisocial behaviors at an early age. Due to poverty,
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- Spring '19
- Thomas Meade
- Poverty, World Health Organization