MOTIVATION BEHIND CRIMES2Motivation behind CrimesIntroductionThe motivation for any criminal behavior varies depending on the type of crime. The crime rate in areas where people live in absolute poverty will differ from areas occupied by those who are not poor. Poverty will drive people to indulge in criminal activities, perhaps to meet their financial needs that appear endless. There are other motivators of criminal acts such as addiction, mental disability, revenge, and pleasure to commit the crime. Criminal justice professionals will always find it hard to understand what motivates people to commit crimes until they study different types of crimes and how they are committed worldwide. An understanding of the same will also help them identify the crime and, apprehend criminals, and bring them to justice. Therefore, to understand the motivation behind crimes, it is crucial to address the individual types of crimes.Types of crimes and the motivation behind themCybercrimes.The internet provides an opportunity for criminals to exploit individuals and businesses for their individual achievements. Today, computer and internet are inseparable and these are tools that provide an opportunity for cybercrimes. The reason why cybercrimes are rampant is that internet technology enables people to commit these kind of crimes from any part of the world as long as they can access network. Such kinds of crime happen in the digital world but have serious consequences in the economy of the entire society. According to Lantz et al. (2016), cybercrimes will cost the world economy upwards by $6 every year by 2021. The main types of cybercrimes include computer hacking, online predation, fraud and identity theft.
MOTIVATION BEHIND CRIMES3Organized CrimesOrganized crimes are more glorified than any other type of crime. Those who are attracted to money and power are notorious with this kind of crime. The crimes of this nature continue affecting the world in the areas of violence, insecurity, and economic instability.