Psychological and Socio – Economic Causes of Criminal Behaviour in Pakistan: A Case Study of District Bahawalnagar
Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (PJHSS), July – Dec 2015, Volume 3, No. 2, Pages 100 – 113
14 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2016
Date Written: February 17, 2016
Crime is a social evil for Global world in all facets. Crime is always considered as a social malevolent that is strictly related to individuals’ economic, psychological and social background .The first empirical study investigated by Becker (1968) and Ehrlich (1973) on the relationship between crime and other socio-economic factors. This study mainly focuses on the multiple psychological and socio-economic factors such as, peer relations, inherited influence (negative risk averse attitude), broken families or family disputes, unemployment, level of education, age, locality of residence, family income, marital status and family size, which influences criminal activities in Bahawalnagar district, Pakistan. This study decays time series and cross sectional descriptive analysis for Crime investigation for a particular region. The findings pay attentions on multiple factors of crime in order to analyze the crime rate and helpful in policy formulation of law enforcement agencies of Pakistan.
Keywords: Age, Education, Family System, Unemployment, Family size, Crime, Socio-economic factors.
JEL Classification: A23, B21, C13, C35, C83, J64, J19, K42, D12
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