Case-Study 3: What did they think were the causes of the rise in crime?

There has been a massive increase in crime in the last 30-40 years.

(a) Interview one or more adults and ask them what they think are the reasons for this increase. List their reasons.
(b) Compare the reasons these modern adults give with those given by Mr. Meyrick in this Case-Study. What similarities and differences can you find?
(c) Is it possible that some of the causes of an increase in crime in the late 20th century could be the same as those for the early 19th century?