As you read in the module readings, poverty does not cause crime. Crime does not cause poverty. Drug abuse does not cause crime, nor does crime cause drug abuse. All of these are common misnomers in society based on the media’s presentation of the common criminal, crime rates, and other related factors.
However, in relationship studies, quantitative research has linked a lower socioeconomic status with street crime. That is, researchers have determined that there is a relationship between the two variables street crime and low socioeconomic status. Find an article that either supports or refutes the relationship between crime and poverty and explain from the qualitative perspective why the two variables might be related.