The Relationship Between Poverty And Criminal Behavior In Kenya; A Critical Analysis On The Crime Of Theft.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ...................................................................................................................... i

DEDICATION ......................................................................................................................... ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .................................................................................................. .iii

TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................................................................................... iv

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ............................................................................................... vii

LIST 0 F STATUTES ........................................................................................................... viii

CHAPTER ONE ...................................................................................................................... 1

1.0 JNRODUCTION ................................................................................................................. I

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY .................................................................................... 2

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM ................................................................................... 3

1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY ........................................................................................ 4

1.4 HYPOTHESIS .................................................................................................................... 4

1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY .................................................................................................... 4

1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY .................................................................................... 4

1.7 SYNOPSIS OF CHAPTERS ............................................................................................... 5

1.8 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE .......................................................................... 5

1.9 METHODOLOGY ........................................................................................................... 10

CHAPTER TWO ................................................................................................................... II

POVERTY AND CRIIVIE ..................................................................................................... 11

2.1 What is poverty? ................................................................................................................ II

2.2 Causes of poverty .............................................................................................................. 12

IV

2.3 CRIMINOLOGY ............................................................................................................... 17

2.4 Theories of crime ............................................................................................................... 21

2.5 Contemporary Cultural and Critical Criminology ............................................................. 28

2.6 Types of crime ................................................................................................................... 29

2.7 The Crime ofTheft ............................................................................................................ 30

2.8 Analysis on the definition of theft ..................................................................................... 31

CHAPTER THREE ............................................................................................................... 34

RELATIOSHIP BETWEEN POVERTY AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR ..................... 34

3.0 INTRDUCTION ................................................................................................................ 34

3.1 The Ideal and the Reality ................................................................................................... 34

3.2 Power Relations .................................................................................................................. 35

3.3 Unemployment .................................................................................................................. 36

3 .4 Crime Opportunities .......................................................................................................... 3 7

CHAPTER FOUR ................................................................................................................. 38

OBSERVATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION ............................... 38

4.0 OBSERVATIONS, ............................................................................................................ 38

4.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 38

4.2 The choice theory .............................................................................................................. 38

4.3 Cultural influence .............................................................................................................. 39

4.4 Crime as occupation .......................................................................................................... 40

4.5 Education for crime .......................................................................................................... 41

4. 7 Theft in Pove11y stricken areas .......................................................................................... 42

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RECOMMENDATION ......................................................................................................... 45

CONCLUSION ...................................................................................................................... 49

REFERENCES ...................................................................................................................... 51

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SSA, R (2021). The Relationship Between Poverty And Criminal Behavior In Kenya; A Critical Analysis On The Crime Of Theft.. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 24, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-poverty-and-criminal-behavior-in-kenya-a-critical-analysis-on-the-crime-of-theft

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Research, SSA. "The Relationship Between Poverty And Criminal Behavior In Kenya; A Critical Analysis On The Crime Of Theft." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-poverty-and-criminal-behavior-in-kenya-a-critical-analysis-on-the-crime-of-theft