Is there such thing as a victimless crime? - Initial thoughts


I think there is such thing as a victimless crime. Victimless crime is when a crime takes place, however there is no victim, whereas the other crimes have a victim. These are my initial thoughts:

An example of this crime I thought of includes possession of illegal contraband. However much it is a crime, there is no victim. Handling it is also a crime. I think this is a good example of victimless crime because it represents how horrible it is, though on second thoughts there isn't a victim.

Another example I have thought of is robbing a shop. The perpetrator steals the items, while nobody is a victim. Despite this example, I have second thoughts about it. This is because I think the shop owner could be classified as a victim, as his/her items, groceries, clothes ect. would be stolen. Further explained, Their possessions would be taken away, therefore could be a victim of theft.

To sum it up, I think victimless crime is possible. Many websites confirm my thoughts; some disagree. One thing to remember is: just because it is victimless crime, doesn't mean you should do it. You could still get arrested for actually doing the crime.

I would like to know more examples of victimless crime, as it is really interesting, and those could help prove my point!

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