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

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Kiran Aslam

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan

Kashif Raza

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Numan Ijaz

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Date Written: February 17, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Aslam, Kiran and Raza, Kashif and Ijaz, Numan, Psychological and Socio – Economic Causes of Criminal Behaviour in Pakistan: A Case Study of District Bahawalnagar (February 17, 2016). Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (PJHSS), July – Dec 2015, Volume 3, No. 2, Pages 100 – 113, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2733775

Kiran Aslam (Contact Author)

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan ( email )

Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur, PA Punjab 63100
Pakistan

Kashif Raza

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur ( email )

Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur, PA Punjab 63100
Pakistan

Numan Ijaz

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur ( email )

Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur, PA Punjab 63100
Pakistan

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