雅思写作范文：犯罪是人的天性2019-11-08 17:34 来源：未知
Crimes undermine human society. Reasons for committing a crime are varied and complex, so we could not say that violation of law is
just human nature and that people’s tendency to break the law could be stopped when they are young.
We are still not sure what causes people to commit a crime. The reason seems to be clear in cases in which a thief steals money to
make a living or buy things normally unaffordable. Many thieves, when caught and interviewed, reveal that they come from poor
families and have very little education. Therefore we could establish a relation between less privileged family background and low
level of education. Many people used to believe that parents could teach their children the harms of wrongdoing by showing them the
consequences of such action and the obligation of complying with social norms. Such method works for most children who are aware of
what they are doing and what would happen from their action. But we also learn from news or other sources that many high-level
officials take bribes or abuse power for their own benefit. Such people with high income and good education clearly know what they
are doing and the possible consequences. Such crimes would not have happened if tendency to commit crimes could be stopped when
people were young.
Moreover, we know that people tend to act for their own benefit, but we do not know if this is due to human nature or other causes
such as ideas learned later in life. If it is human nature, people live in faraway places without much education would commit
crimes at a higher rate than people with schooling in cities. By contrast, people in remote places are more honest and kind, and
the crime rate is significantly lower than that in city. From such evidence, we could not conclude that the above assertion is
While we continue to explore what causes crime and how to prevent it, we need to bear in mind that it is far more complex than we
normally think. Accordingly, measures for crime prevention should also be multidimensional.
To sum up, the conclusion that it is human nature to commit crime and that people’s tendency to break the law could be stopped
when they are young is not well supported. People become criminals for many reasons and we should adopt more effective methods for