• Mind,  Psychology

    The Perils of Population: The Beast Within

    The United States is a country with a wide range of population densities. Some areas, such as rural Alaska, have very low population densities, while others, such as New York City, have very high population densities. This variation in population density has led to a great deal of research on the relationship between population density and crime. Deindividuation and Crime One of the main theories about the relationship between population density and crime is the deindividuation theory. This theory states that people are more likely to engage in antisocial behavior when they are in a group setting and they feel like they are not being watched or judged. This is…