Causes of Crime Each person will become an expert on 1 cause of crime. Learn all about this cause of crime. In turn, teach your cause to the others. Everyone else should write the main points onto their worksheet People are responsible for their own behaviour. However some factors in life may increase the chances of people acting irresponsibly. Although we have looked at the factors separately it is important to remember that most of the factors will link with each other. It is important not to think causes of crime are simple as this may lead to stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.