With that said, I found myself thinking about the perpetratorsof these crimes and what factors drove them to commit this crime. For example, what life situation or influence or whatever caused them to commit the crime of shoplifting. I essentially veered my thinking away from the main point of the article and just started focusing on the cause and effect ofwhy the perpetrator committed the crime. Was it poor financial issues and tried to shoplift food just to eat? Or was it just that they really wanted new clothes and didn't want to spend the money on them? Or if it was new clothes, was it because they desperately needed it? All of these questions just started filling my brain and I began asking myself the "Who, what, when, where, and why" of what causes an individual to shoplift. The article does mention this briefly in a paragraph but not much is done to explore this cause and effect relationship. It even specifically states that the cause is hard to determine. "It is difficult to determine, at any point in history, who is shoplifting and how much" (Rappaport, 2018, p. 2260).
I believe that by using different methods to explore what causes people to shoplift would help shed new light on the specific causes that lead to somebody shoplifting and possibly what methods could be used to help prevent it in the future. I look forward to any recommendations or corrections pertaining to this topic.References:Rappaport, J. (2018). CRIMINAL JUSTICE, INC. Columbia Law Review, 118(8),2251-2322. Retrieved from Q2.I would like my research proposal to be in “Social Class and its relation to Crime,” pending its approval. I was not able to find a decent report fewer than five years for this topic, so I may have to change it. I am not sure if it is just me but I am finding it difficult to understand the topic and literature selection and what is required. Any guidance is appreciated.
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