Children commit crime because they lack morals and not just because of the environment they live in, according to a study carried out by local researchers which has now been finalised by Paige, a representative for Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
Really? Well, I never! Who’da thunk it? *continue ad infinitum*
Researchers studied around 600 young people in Bristol and discovered that most adolescent crime is not just youthful opportunism.
In fact, while it is agreed that urban environments trigger some young people to commit crime, it is their morality which is the biggest factor.
Other teenagers remain highly resistant to committing crime – regardless of the circumstances.
We’ve always known this. It’s not a surprise, nor a shock.
However, it seems to have come as an unwelcome shock to poor dear Paige, who seems a bit confused about just who she’s meant to be representing…
Paige, from Downend, said: “I am aware that crime is on the rise, but I was overwhelmed by these shocking results.”
“After liaising with youths living in the area of Fishponds, I understood some were committing crimes due to ‘lack of entertainment’. After many discussions and petitions, a new Community Hall is in the process of being built, which will hold a number of activities and events.”
Well, Paige, sweetie, now you know your ‘understanding’ was flawed, and these little wee scamps were not depraved on account of they were deprived after all.
How do you feel now? Like a prize chump, I’d imagine?
“Society lectures children and young people about how well behaved they should be, but it’s not behaving in a way that warrants respect.”
Oh. I guess that’s ‘No’, then? I guess you’re just too dense.
Luckily for you, you’ll never need to face the inevitable product of attitudes like yours, though. Your colleagues won’t be so lucky.