Answer by scout_mom at 4:27 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Possibly both. . . but what do you mean by "traditional values"? I ask, because it is a phrase that was tossed around a lot during the last election cycle by politicians who thought they found just the right phrase to connect with the American people. . . but they never defined it--except for the few who identified "traditional values" as "Christian values", a point with which I disagree.
I think, though, that there is often a disconnect with those who involve themselves in crime and having any empathy for other people. It may be a sense of powerlessness that they try to overcome by overpowering other people and/or taking their property. I think it's a multi-layered problem.
Answer by jsbenkert at 4:31 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 4:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Compare impoverished small towns with impoverished inner cities and analyze the crime per capita...IMO~ I think cultural values play a bigger part than some people care to acknowledge...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by CraftingMama at 4:27 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:39 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
the larger problem is the widening of the gap between the rich and the poor.
Then I would think that crime in impoverished smaller towns would be higher per capita. Don't you?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:53 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 4:56 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Plenty of wealthy, educated, healthy, happy people are NON-traditionalists. Urban cities are often filled with ELDERLY people too, most of whom ARE traditional. Crime is easier in big cities because they are the gateway to many places, transportation is better and there are more people (both to target and to get lost amongst).
Answer by Sisteract at 4:56 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by leah_rai at 4:35 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Next question overall
I'm sending my husband red roses to his work tomorrow. Have you ever?