Educationis to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. By Martin Luther King, Jr. The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. By Carl Rogers. Crime or offence is an act harmful not only to some individual or individuals but also to a community, society or the state. Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law. It is an unjust, senseless, or disgraceful act or Condition “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil…The only crime is pride.”
Causes of Crime :
1. Increasing Population (Most dangerous cause of crime)
3. Family conditions
4. Depression and other mental disorders
Drugs and many other reasons
Interestingly maximum crimes are related to illiteracy. Population increases due to lack of knowledge of consequences and lack of awareness of contraceptives, social unawareness, no health knowledge etc . All these reasons can be protected with the help of education only and if people get education about the reasons of increasing population then they can plan their families according to their wealth and health.
Poverty is the reason of joblessness, and people who are not educated they do not have proper skills to get a job or do some skillful work which can cure their poverty. Education will help them to improve their skills and they can earn better. Family conditions are worst for those who are uneducated and cannot solve their family’s problems. Uneducated parents cannot fulfill the necessities of children which lead to a criminal career of their children. Educated people are health conscious, so they avoid drugs, but uneducated people easily get attracted towards drugs. Depression is common in the people who stay behind in their lives and cannot achieve their goals, because of less knowledge than qualified persons.
Since we know that education can change the ability of thinking and helps in changing the mind set up, that may be the reason why prisoners given a chance to upgrade their education. Prisoners not only offered the academic knowledge, they also get training of many other things like gardening, making handmade products. Tihar jail in Delhi offers many types of opportunities to the prisoners to learn and start their new life after their punishment ends. Many Organizations in India which recognize the power of education train the prisoners and help them to turn themselves into a responsible citizens from a criminal
Educated population is much aware of law of the country which prevents their minds from the criminal actions. There are many articles with surveys in different countries have been written, which tell about the lower level of education of criminals. By increasing the number of schools and institutions and strict law against drop out system can prevent many children to adopt criminal career.
In India a minimum level of education must be compulsory which may help people to get rid of criminal thinking. Education may make individuals less vulnerable to the false promises of terrorist’s ideologies, however it also depends on the economic conditions of the country or region .The system of education should meet the better economic and political atmosphere.
Education really can cure crime if it is spread rightly in the society. Addiction of education can cure drug addicts, murderers, and people involved in any other crime.