Is crime an inescapable, social phenomenon in the U.S. today? Why?
I think that crime is an inescapable social phenomenon in the U.S. today. Although this concept is more evident in urban areas, the same rules apply to all geographic locations. Crime continues to thrive in virtually any setting, including the virtual world (no pun intended). The predominance of technological marvels such as the World Wide Web (WWW), satellite TV, and radio helps magnify the crime to colossal proportions. In my recent years working as a computer consultant I saw a tremendous increase in the number of crimes committed over the Net. The numbers are just staggering when compared to the traditional crimes.
On top of that, everywhere we turn we see something that reminds us of crime as we judge our own moral decisions. For the past umpteen years I see crime happen everyday. I cannot escape this phenomenon as the location I work at is primarily plagued by crime. On the way home I see more crime; prostitution and theft are most often seen. When I get home I see the news paper lying on my desk with more crime on the front page. TV and radio…you know…more crime. Then, I switch the channel or tune to a different station, and enjoy some nice smooth jazz…what’s wrong with that ; ) … maybe the criminally minded commercials.
Is crime inescapable in your world? How? Let us know.