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Seven Crime Elements

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There are seven different elements of a crime and if a crime has been committed the crime must fit all seven of the elements, or it is not considered a crime. When determining if illegal drugs, prostitution, and gambling provided in these seven elements of crime categories (Bohm, & Haley, 2012). The first element which is harm is not always present in a crime because harm can be verbal and physical. The use of marijuana, prostitution, and gambling are committed by persons or individuals who are willing participants in these illegal acts. These crimes are considered victimless crimes and do not fall within the seven elements of a crime category (Bohm, & Haley, 2012). These three crimes do not harm anyone except themselves even though they are
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