Is there such thing as a victimless crime?


I think there is not because there is animal abbuce, child abbuce, murder and suicide.

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
    08 Jan 2019

    Hi fierce_guitar,

    This is an interesting discussion starter for a post.

    However, you should try to give more detail to your own opinion. You have given very extreme and unusual examples of crimes where there is a victim. The vast majority of crimes are are much less serious.

    For example, in some countries, crossing the road when not at traffic lights (often called jaywalking) is a crime. Is there a victim for this crime?

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_seagull | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom
    09 Jan 2019

    Animal abuse, child abuse, murder and suicide are not the only crimes effecting other lives! All crimes effect lives emotionally or physically, from murder to shoplifting the police are involved this creates a larger need for police therefore making taxes higher furthermore the whole country is effected along with the family or friends of the offender or victim. Even jaywalking laws were put into place to stop others getting effected by inconsiderate people
    from stopping drivers and causing traffic, in conclusion all laws are put into place to prevent others being effected by peoples actions.

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg good_hedgehog | Streatham Wells Primary School
    09 Jan 2019

    There is no such thing as a victimless crime .

    First of all, if i was driving and it was midnight no -one around and all was quiet . I was stopped at a red light . (Just to let you know running a red is a crime.) I went through the red light no cameras . I would be the victim beacuse i am putting myself at danger by proceeding at a red light. So if i crashed and i died ,i would be the victim and the person who did it.

    Another example

    If i was robbing a store (wich i would not do) the vicitm woud be the store beacuse im taking something from them therefore they are being robbed.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      good_hedgehog's comment 09 Jan 2019

      Well done for moving this to the comments section!

      You say you would be a victim of your own crime in your ran a red light.

      A victim is often seen as "a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action." Would this make you a victim if you haven't been hurt and no one else was involved? Or do you see being a victim as something else?

      Can anyone else think of a victimless crime? or does every crime have a victim?

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg jolly_duck | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    11 Jan 2019

    Their is more then just 4 their is shoplifting which leaves an effect to the shop because they have to pay for it.

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