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it's all about the adrenaline rush they get from it, they might get pleasure or pain from it. some people just like commiting crimes

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Q: Why do people commit crime when they know that they will be punished?
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Do youth commit crime?

Yes, many youth have commited crimes. they are protected under the youth crimanal justice act. I know of people who have commited crimes and are not adults yet. Adults commit more crimes but youth still commit some of them.

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Are people who stay around people who commit crimes just as guilty as those who commit crimes?

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