How Eugenics Causes Crime

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“Eugenics describes a movement to improve human heredity by the social control of human breeding, based on the assumption that differences in human intelligence, character and temperament are largely due to heredity (” Science at the time, was the forefront of all American intelligence efforts. Engulfed by the new concept of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin, Eugenics spiraled out of control, morphing the notion and original intent. However, the wealthy and upper middle class fully supported Eugenics without delay because they wanted to rid the country of the lowlifes and less “intelligent” or less “successful” ( Their aim was to wipe out those who were different, or considered incompetent and thrive in a world…show more content…
Eugenics however, contradicted that realism. If you do not “better” society than you are of no use, better off dead than as a body causing havoc. Although everyone is here for a reason; perhaps to be taught a lesson, adjust to having to handle a situation or simply learn something. Crime will always exist, there will always be greed and desire that causes crime to occur, and it is not always the lower class that commits crime like the idea of eugenics proposes. Crime occurs across the board; high, middle or lower class. Mental and physical illness is not something that can be controlled in most cases. To deter someone integrity and equality because of something that hinders them is unjust. With the advancement in technology and medicine that America has in modern-day times, it is easier to comprehend that physical attributes are passed down to offspring, but mental states and situations are not guaranteed to be passed down as well. The variety of classes in America creates an equilibrium, ( "You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth... if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more...your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself."

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