r.crime is a pursuit of the poor. Discuss.
crime never pays. it is commonly believed that crimes are usually committed by poor, but it has been found that rich people are also perpetrators. [some believe that crimes are quest of poor and some refute this.] (redundant) these points of view will be discussed in this order.
[technically you should start with the argument that "crime never pays", or change your statement about what points of views are going to be discussed, and in what order].
it is believed by some that crimes are usually committed by poor. Some figures based on reports released by government departments are presented to support this belief. Daily newspapers are full of crime news and most times the poor are arrested and sentenced. those are the reasons some people tend towards this point of view.
on the other hand those who refute that only poor are involved in crimes, argue that because of social disparity in societies, there are less opportunities for the poor to earn their livings legitimately. They are forced to carry out crimes to fulfill their basic needs, for instance food and shelter, whereas rich people commit crimes for greed as they already have all amenities of life. furthermore the crimes committed by the rich are sophisticated and are difficult to prosecute because of the perpetrator's access to higher places. That argument has convinced a lot of people.
after analyzing these points of view it is clear that the poor are not the only crime seekers but rich too are involved in crimes. Governments should address this problem and do something more to provide basic requirements of life for all. It is worth mentioning that rich people, however, have more responsibility just not to indulge themselves in crimes but also to prevent the poor from doing so.