Homelessness and Crime

2144 Words Nov 25th, 2012 9 Pages
Homelessness is a very huge problem that America has come to face. Millions of people, including children, families, babies, veterans, and the elderly live day after day without food, water or a roof over their heads. People that are mentally ill also have it tough on the streets, which can be extremely confusing to them, and dangerous to the rest of society. This problem must be solved soon, and therefore should be addressed as a major crisis that is affecting our society.

There is no way we will talk about homelessness by not mentioning poverty, because poverty leads to homelessness and forced people to commit crime. On my research paper, I will talk about crime and its effect to the society.

According to dictionary, crime can be
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But there are lawbreakers like these in real life too; and you read about their crimes every week in the newspaper. What exactly, is a crime then? A crime is any act, which breaks the law or fails to obey some requirement of the law. According to this definition, anyone who smokes in a bus or breaks a traffic regulation is guilty of committing a crime. These minor crimes are called misdemeanors. More serious crimes are called felonies. Felonies include all crimes that are punishable by more than a year in jail.

Types of Crimes
Crime has been on the increase in United State, as in all countries of the world. In these past years, we have seen an increase in all types of crime. For example, crimes of violence, which are crimes committed against persons. Murder is the one of the most serious crimes of violence and one of the major ones that has been seen for through the past years, especially among gang members. Aggravated assault is another form of crime that has to do with any kind of physical injury that is done intentionally to another person. Example of these was a man who intentionally killed his boss after being laid off for the past 6 years near Empire State Building in New York. There are also crimes against property, theft or stealing that are among the most common crimes committed in United State. Associated with above mentioned is

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