Psychology and Law

Recently the rate of violent crimes committed by people especially juvenile females has increased. There are certain theories developed to explain the reasons that lead to commission of such crimes. In my opinion, the theories are genuine but my concern in this paper is to develop personal theory that identifies root causes of aggressive crimes. People who commit aggressive crimes are under the influence of lethal substances such as drugs including alcohol, bhang or cocaine (Jones Stephen, 2000). The reason behind evaluation of this theory remains concern of the effects of drug abuse.

Aggressive or violent crimes in this aspect concerns rape, violence, theft, murder or robbery. Many individuals accused of committing aggressive claims are usually under the influence of certain substances. Drug abuse changes the reasoning capacity of an individual and in many occasion such individuals focus on doing a violent act to fulfill their internal motive. Committing aggressive crimes is done by people who are not sober in their minds because it involves engagement into illegal activities against provision of legal systems.

Smoking of bhang, drinking of alcohol and use of cocaine changes the reasoning capacity of an individual as a result of chemical influence. A criminal engages in violent crimes with a mission of fulfilling personal desire without considering the harm he or she leaves to the victim. It is a psychological issue adopted in ones mind and then developed to real action. The concept of drug abuse is a matter of peer pleasure influence developed in places of social gathering.

In many occasions, aggressive crimes are executed by people in groups and this result from places of social gatherings where individuals take drugs. Juvenile females commit crimes as a result of peer influence that leads to drug abuse and competition for equality between the two genders. These views fall in the category of personal belief in relation to factors that lead to commission of aggressive crimes. The major theories relating to causes of aggressive crimes are the driving force that led to creation of personal opinion relating to criminology.

Factors such as poverty, biological, socioeconomic and individual are associated with causes of aggressive crimes (Roeckelein Jon, 1998). This to some level is true but there are conflicting interests between the information provided and real life situations. In the aspect of biological factors, there are no defined scientific rules that show genes of criminology. In my view, it is very hard to find a family that has all its members associated with commission of violent crimes.

This is a clear indication that the act of committing violent crimes is a matter of habit developed as an individual grows. The factors that contribute to commission of crimes are developed through peer pleasure influence. Poverty is another factor considered as the root cause of aggressive crimes. This accordingly does not measure up to be one of the major root causes of aggressive crimes. This is because many people who commit crimes especially the juvenile females are usually from rich families.

In my opinion, poverty cannot subsequently subject an individual to violent crimes. In addition, the process of committing crimes is requires the use of money to purchase weapons and a poor individual may not be in a position to afford such tools. The change of personal beliefs about the causes of aggressive crimes was influenced by the factor of biological changes as explained above. References Jones Stephen, 2000, Understanding Violent Crime, Open University Press. Roeckelein Jon, 1998, Dictionary of Theories, Law, and Concepts in Psychology, Greenwood Press.