On our BNC session this week, we discussed what order different crimes should be in order( depending on the least forgivable and the most). We were put in different groups and,depending on the crime -and the story behind it- we ordered them. Some of the crimes involved stealing( stealing a money to buy a phone, debt, charity or food for your family), one was keeping something that was sent to you by accident and seeing someone drop £50 pounds and picking it up.
Stealing food to feed your family- I think this is quite forgivable because I think that if your family are poor, in need of money, and are suffering of poverty, and if they are kindly trying to help there family, it is not a good thing to do but is reasonably forgivable- the person would be doing a terrible thing for a noble reason. Furthermore, in my opinion, if they have to think if they want to steal again, they should just ask a food bank, or charity to give them some food.
Seeing someone drop £50 pounds and picking it up- I think this is a really selfish thing to do, as it is not right to take someone that is not yours/ you don’t own it. Selfish: I thing this act is selfish because it is basically stealing( as you are taking someone’s money) and it is their hard-earned money, which they might’ve needed to use to buy something. This is not a forgivable act.
Keeping something that was sent to you by accident- I think this is not that forgivable. I think this because of two reasons: somebody had to use their money to buy something that they never got in return and you shouldn’t be able to keep something that you don’t own and that you are basically stealing something that someone else rightfully own. As we are learning about crimes and that anything- even if it is just keeping something that was sent to you by accident- is still a crime and I think you should still be sent to jail if you do any crime; bad or not.
Stealing from a charity bucket- I think this is a very unforgivable, dishonourable thing to do. A charity bucket is to help people less-fortunate than us, for example: poor people; the hungry, etc. Stealing to help yourself - when by not stealing you can help millions in the world- is very wrong when you can just ASK the charity to help you, if you are also poor or hungry.
Stealing money to buy a phone- this is selfish and childish thing to do. I think this is selfish because you’re just helping yourself to buy a phone. For example, when the person stole food for his/her family was wrong, but it was to help people. By stealing money to buy a phone, your committing a crime, just to buy a phone; which is childish as it it wrong and is only favouring yourself.
Stealing money to pay debt- I think this is a wrong thing to do in many different ways: you can work your way into paying debt, which is a more adult-like thing to do; you are stealing, and as in the act above for a wrong reason when you can earn it instead and even by doing this, you might not think that you( and other people who commit crimes in Europe) is making the crime-rate go higher, which will make the economy a more dangerous place for people.
My conclusion- in conclusion, I think( from most forgivable to least) that the order would be:
keeping something that was sent to you by accident, seeing someone drop £50 and keeping it, stealing food to feed your family, stealing money to pay debt, stealing money to pay a debt and stealing money from a charity bucket.