The Crime Of A Victimless Crime

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A victimless crime is a term used to refer to actions that have been made illegal but which do not directly violate or threaten the rights of any other individual. It often involves consensual acts or solitary acts in which no other person is involved. Such acts would not lead to any person calling for help from the police. Therefore, many people will argue that drug dealing,use, and abuse is a victimless crime, but they are wrong. We have to ask ourselves what makes a crime a crime? We know that crime is an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law. However, it also consists of actions that cause harm. With harm, there are in fact victims, although the harm may not be directly implied to just one person, there still victims that are infected by the crime. With the topic of drugs , we have to examine the types of harm that this act inflicts. The three types of harm that is caused by drug dealing,use and abuse are individual, social and economic harm. People who sell drugs such as cocaine, meth, heroin and other opiates are most defiantly committing a violent act. They are delivering an substance of destruction to another person. Even though drug users demand the substance they are still being victimized.Not everyone who uses hard drugs becomes addicted, but millions do.There is a reason certain substances are categorized as "dangerous drugs." There are many ways people could argue that drug using is the
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