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People Commit Crime Because of Selfish Reasons

People Commit Crime Because of Selfish Reasons

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Published by Myee Choo

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Published by: Myee Choo on Aug 04, 2012
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People commit crime because of selfish reasons. Discuss..
My first reason to agree with the statement is that people commit crimes because of greed.
Greed is one’s desire to have more than what one already has. We can look at greed using
different perspectives. One of them is of a poverty-stricken person whose only desire is to fillup his hungry stomach. Since he was born in poverty, it would be nearly impossible for him topay for his food. So, in order to fill up his stomach, he decided to steal, for instance, a piece of bread from a nearby bakery shop. This
is a kind of greed that is used to fullfill one’s basic
needs, like to kill the dying hunger.However, there is another perspective that can be used to view upon greed. It is the wantingto lead a luxurious life or even to own something that is beyond o
ne’s financial budget. For
example, a person of moderate income would like to own an expensive plasma televisionwhich the price is beyond his budget. However, his greed prompts him to own that item byeither stealing money to purchase it or to steal the item itself. When the person get caught byany law enforcer, the person will be charged in court for committing a crime. To steal to fulfill
one’s desire to own an item which one understands that it is beyond his financial budget is
committing a crime by the cause of greed. This, in my view, shows that people commit crimesfor selfish reason.Next, people commit crimes because of hatred. Why are there hatred within people? Theroot of hatred might be caused by peer influence or environmental sway or even being
envious towards others’ wealth and prosperity. One of the crimes that was committed by thecause of hatred was the Nazi’s genocide. That was Adolf Hitler’s policy to literally eliminate
the Jews throughout Europe. Many Jews had been sent to concentration camps in order to be
sentenced to death, and many Jews died during that period of Nazi’s administration.
 The common question is, why did Adolf Hitler commit genocide on the Jews? It was said that
Hitler’s hatred towards the Jews began when his lette
r of application had been rejected bythe famous Art Academy in Venice, that was controlled by wealthy Jews. Hitler was probablyrejected because Hitler himself was not a Jew. Probably having felt discriminated, when Adolf 
Hitler headed the Nazi’s party, t
his hatred led him to formulate a policy to eliminate the Jews
throughout Europe, once and for all. In reference to Hitler’s case, I think that it can be justified
that people commit crime because of 
selfish reasons like one’s hatred towards another
person or race.Third of all, people commit crimes because of ignorance. An ignorant person is said to be aperson having blind and stubborn determination. For instance, they insisted on being correctat all times, without any knowledge that what they had actually done was wrong by the sideof law. The most prominent example was the war waged by the government of the UnitedStates of America towards Afghanistan following the incident of 9/11, which was when
attacked the World Trade Centre in New York in two air crafts. As claimed byGeorge Washington Bush, former president of the United States of America, after the 9/11
attack, “ the surest way to avoid attacks on our people is to engage the enemy where he lives

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