Crime has many diverse definitions and instances and these include conditions for its development, victims of criminal acts, circumstances under which it occurs, and many others.
According to Baron (2003), whether an individual commits a crime or not depends on the level of self-control that he possesses. He theorises that in most circumstances, those individuals who commit crime tend to be those that lack any sort of self-control and this makes them develop impulsive behaviours that make them take risks for the thrill that they are going to derive from it. One would agree with Baron and argue that self-control is a character that individuals develop from childhood and it is strengthened as individuals grow into adulthood. However, Baron fails to mention that it is those children who are not taught self-control that they grow up into individuals who do not develop skills that enable them to regulate their behaviour from an early age and these develop a high potential for committing crimes simply because they cannot control their impulses. This statement is especially related to a number of criminals who have a background of childhood where there was a lack of self-discipline and these more often than not ended up getting into delinquent activities, which later turned them into hardened criminals later in their lives. One would therefore conclude that ineffective childrearing rather than socialization and a lack of positive learning have been blamed for the impulsive behaviours of those individuals who are likely to commit crimes.
Leverentz (2012), states that different places, namely neighbourhoods or districts, more often than not determine the prevalence of criminal activities within them. He further states that in most instances of crime, media points out the place where it has occurred and through this determines why it took place. In agreement