Crime and Violence in the U.S. Essay by The Research Group

Crime and Violence in the U.S.
An overview of the causes of aggressive behavior with theories, biology, socioeconomics, organized crime, domestic violence and possible solutions.
# 21178 | 2,700 words | 8 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Criminology (General)

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" In the United States today there is considerable legitimate concern about the problem of violence and aggressive behavior. Many people believe that America is an armed camp. With 67 million handguns in circulation, every year some 640,000 people are confronted by a criminal with a handgun, and this violence leads to more violence as fear of guns sells more guns in an endless feedback loop. All too often casualties are children. Each day 13 youngsters are killed by guns and 30 others are wounded: in 1991 alone, 5,336 died. Even in schools, tens of thousands of guns are carried to class every day..

Others believe violence will not be cured by limiting handguns, although this is a start. They state that society must find the causes of violent and aggressive behavior. Accordingly, this viewpoint has given rise to many theories about the causes..."

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