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Psychology Of Theft

Psychology Of Theft


(By Kiram Tadesse)

You may consider skills applied by Carlos the Jackal or Robin Hood (who they call king of thieves) presuming Robin as a patriot solider dedicated for social rationalization – for British knows how to customize their icons of any kind.

Or perhaps take Jacques Casanova along the play book and the bro code more with Will Smith staring a movie of Hitch to steal (win) a heart of your dream girl; how about Stephen Hawking’s Theory of Everything which could do nothing unless you intend to look alike a mastermind in principle of universe.

No matter what, here, I want to discuss the quantifiable theft, because I suppose there no actual stance to judge thefts made to imperceptibles as I mentioned above.

In fact, crime and criminal psychology is a large subject that has been addressed in a number of studies. In the meantime, it is good to understand some aspects of its psychology which can help you to protect yourself against those who deem to play crime up.

It is also believed that the motivating factors in many theft crimes are fairly basic, relying on a certain mindset, or specific circumstances.Though the fundamentals of stealing possibly vary among cultures. It is also sensible to ask ‘what causes people to steal?’ Of course, there are plenty of factors that could contribute to theft.

It is believed that crime rates are affected by the state of the economy of a nation and directly a person. The level of poverty can have an influential effect on how likely people are to commit a theft crime.

What if we understand the case like this – if people are having trouble to make enough money to feed themselves, they may resort to theft crime as an attempt to provide their basic needs. Economic factors may lead to theft as an easy way to make some quick cash.

To this, I’ve seen some journals advising people to choose a home that is located in a low-crime, stable economic areas as the best way to prevent crimes of this sort, which I assume should not be appreciated.  Even if it is not possible to prevent poverty-related theft crimes completely, it is better by far to be part of the solution in that specific community.

Accordingly, theft crime might be triggered by battle against the matter of subsistence as defined by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, which is needed for survival—a minimum of food, drink, shelter etc.

‘Theft of opportunity’ also having basis in actual statistics people steal as they see opportunity to gain an instant reward such, for instance, as a smartphone left somewhere or a city gang snatching from your hand. Once theft of opportunity is created the chances increase that thieves will take that opportunity.

If we assume this to say that every time a person sees an opportunity commits theft, it could be misrepresenting that most people are thieves, but it should simply be regarded as a contributing factor. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of your valuables at all times to minimize theft enticing opportunities to any person – whoever you assume you are!

One of the most commonly cited factors that influences the likelihood of a person will commit a theft crime is also ‘anonymity’. When an individual believes that they can commit theft without getting caught, they are much more likely to steal. The fear of being exposed during a criminal act may be the sole factor that prevents a person from committing such crime.

Let us take it that men have reached the point at which the obstacles to their survival in the state of nature overpower each individual’s resources for maintaining himself in that state. So this primitive condition can’t go on; the human race will perish unless it changes its manner of existence,” wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau on The Social Contract.