I am in Second Year Sociology and am in the middle of doing a research project. I am required to gather the opinions of others so please comment Anything at all would be helpful!

I am interested in people's views on the following topics

- why people commit crime
- how the background of these people affect them in relation to committing the crime
- how the system in Ireland (or other countries) is dealing with these situations
- preventative measures that are (or can be) taken & their success

Like I said, any opinions or comments are useful!