Crimes Without Victims
Crimes Without Victims: An Introductory Analysis Of The Victimless Crime Debate And The Relativity Of Morality And Law
We have laws specifically enacted in order to protect society. However, if and when people engage in behaviors that primarily only harm themselves, is it right for the criminal justice system to intervene To what extent should one be able to enjoy personal freedoms including the freedom of consensual participation Euphemistically speaking, are there such things as crimes without victims Consider this transcript from the latest pool of television advertising spots from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy:
?This is Dan. This is the joint that Dan bought. This is the dealer who sold the joint that Dan bought. This is the smuggler that smuggled the pot to the dealer who sold the joint that Dan bought. This is the cartel that uses the smuggler that smuggled the pot to the dealer who sold the joint that Dan bought. And this is the family that was tied up by Dan?s cartel and shot for getting in the way. Drug money supports terrible things. If you buy drugs, you might too?
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