Violent Crimes

1315 Words Jun 18th, 2013 6 Pages
There is nothing that has done more to tear American families apart than the existence of violent crimes, guns, gangs, drugs, and the fear that walks alongside those terrors. In a violent crime, a victim is harmed by or threatened with violence. Violent crimes include rape and sexual assault, robbery, assault and murder. Violent crime and victim rights are on the rise of major concern for most of the citizens in the United States of America. |

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw” (Nelson Mandea). There are many Americans have become victims of violent crimes. In these violent acts of crimes guns, gangs, wars, drugs and even mental disorders may be the cause to commit
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(MacBradaigh, 2013) Most of these individual are not properly trained to use their weapon and not only that but they purchase them illegal. They learn to use them from fellow gang members or from movie, television, and more commonly video games.
The investigations into violent crimes today are starting to reveal that one of the reason individuals are harming others is because they are mentally unstable and suffer from some sort of mental disability. The fact is “the proportion of Americans who describe mental illness in terms consistent with violent or dangerous behavior nearly doubled.” Also, the vast majority of Americans believe that persons with mental illnesses pose a threat for violence towards others and themselves (Pescosolido, 1999). There are many individuals with mental disabilities that tend to lash out on people, not because they want to, it is just a defense because they know they are not normal. Take people with turrets for example: They scream and hit because they get so frustrated because they can’t complete simple task like normal individuals like brushes their teeth without suffering a twitch so they get upset with themselves and hit things. A violent crime that has recently taken place in a Colorado Movie Theater shooting. The shooter himself suffered from a mental illness and it caused him to act out violently. Though it doesn’t give him the right to do what he did it shows how an unstable mind can cause
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