Crime, Conflict and Control in Bangkok

Abstract

As there were considerable crime and conflict in Bangkok, the researcher studied and analyzed such problems compared with crime problems throughout Thailand. The researcher did documentary research using data on crime statistics in Bangkok and crime statistics throughout the country during 2000 - 2010 from Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and Royal Thai Police. According to the study of statistics of reported criminal cases in Bangkok compared with statistics of reported criminal cases throughout the country, the researcher found that there were crimes against the person in Bangkok by 1/6 of number of reported criminal cases throughout the country. Moreover, there were property crimes in Bangkok by 1/3 of number of property crimes throughout Thailand. This caused by rapidly social change which made Bangkok grew with disorganization, causing imbalance of social structures and extreme competition, led to conflicts among various groups, criminal behavior and crime problems. Social Disorganization Theory and Conflict Theory could explain causes of conflict and crime problems in Bangkok and Social Control Theory could be applied for solving such problems. All problem-solving guidelines proposed by the researcher aim to solve conflicts among various groups, crime problems and enable people with authority or people concerned to determine policy to solve the mentioned problems.



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Jomdet Trimek, Rangsit University, Thailand

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Conference: ACP2014
Stream: Psychology

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