Profile and factors of criminality vis-a-vis social disorganization of communities in selected provinces in Luzon

Janice B. Aguinaldo, Pershalyn M. Almerol, Rio R. Bacani, Jennifer Cabasar, Leslie Gechelle B. Dela Cruz, Renato M. Flora Jr., Patricio Ines, Aurora Laroya, Charesma Grace K. Lud-ayen, ___  Marilag, Judith Mayat-an, Meysun B. Patna-an, Vivian G. Pinkihan, Lovella Torres, Karrizza Mae D. Vibar

Graduate School


The major purpose of this study was to determine what are the profile of those accused of crimes and the communities they were affiliated; it also aims to determine contributory factors to criminality in terms of social disorganization. The study made used descriptive research is a fact-finding with adequate interpretation. It is something more and beyond data gathering, it is concerned with conditions of relationships the exist; practices that bear being felt, or trends that are developing. The specific problems of the study were answered by means of the data derived from the inmates confine in selected Provincial Jails in Region III. The researchers had examined the profile and the factors affecting the decisions of respondents in the commission of crime. The problems, data gathered and findings of the study, revealed that the most of the respondents living in rural area with monthly income of 1,000 to 4,000 pesos and are staying in said locality for 30 years and above. And being born in a poor family, parents who do not monitor the person whom their children are associated with and lack of employment opportunities in the community they live in are the most common factors that affect their decisions in the commission of crime and the respondents strongly deny the abuse of their parents, having family member involved in criminal acts, and violators in the community were not punished as factor that affects their decision in committing crime.

Keywords:  factors affecting, decision in committing crime, personal, family, social