The Concept Spotlight are a series of articles highlighting the probabilities and the role of a particular character concept and theme. Here we talk about what it is, what it does and how it exists in the roleplay setting. From civilians to warriors, the Concept Spotlight intends to touch on every theme in your Star Wars roleplay galaxy. Eventually. This spotlight has been split into two parts, as its contents are too extensive for one article.
The Criminal - Part I
When an economy falters, criminals rise.
No society maintains complete and utter control over all of their citizens, and no government can monitor their citizens’ every move out in the streets, in their homes or skulking through darkened alleyways. And law may dictate rule, but regulations and justice systems hold no power when they cannot put a face to every crime and stamp it out from the underworlds of their economy, and that is only if they have any intentions of stamping them out.
An economy, a society, a government - all of these things have cracks in their systems, holes to be exploited by the daring opportunists or those who simply fell down to crime as a victim of circumstance. When these cracks aren’t mended, criminals come forward to fill them and make their profit.