View Poll Results: Which of the following are victimless crimes?

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  • Adultery

    1 5.56%
  • Drug manufacture/sales

    2 11.11%
  • Drug use/possession

    3 16.67%
  • Incest

    0 0%
  • Necrophilia

    0 0%
  • Polygamy

    1 5.56%
  • Prostitution

    8 44.44%
  • Public nudity

    2 11.11%
  • Sex in public

    0 0%
  • Traffic violations

    1 5.56%
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Thread: Victimless crimes

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    Victimless crimes

    (Note: I could have put many more options in the poll, but they are limited to ten entries.)

    Victimless crimes are defined as crimes "where there is no apparent victim and no apparent pain or injury." Many such acts are on the books in many countries, including the United States.

    What are some victimless crimes that should be decriminalized or outright legalized?

    EDIT: Crap, I forgot to make the poll multiple choice. Can a mod please do that?
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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Pretty much all of those can be argued to inflict some injury upon someone. Voluntary incest that does not conceives a child may be the only one that escapes.

    A true victimless crime is that of a pirate who steals software or music who wasn't going to buy it anyways. There is no lost sale because no sale was going to happen. Therefore, the potential victim has never been violated as they are in the same position they were before. Furthermore, if in terms of music causes the pirate to actually go to a concert, there's a clear benefit there.
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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Making the poll multiple choice is not something I am able to do. Admins might be able to, but I do not have the tools.
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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Traffic violations are not victimless crimes.

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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Making the poll multiple choice is not something I am able to do. Admins might be able to, but I do not have the tools.
    Dammit. Then can you or someone else plz close this so I can try again?
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    Re: Victimless crimes

    I think Prostitution and Polygamy are the two that are Victimless crimes...

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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    (Note: I could have put many more options in the poll, but they are limited to ten entries.)

    Victimless crimes are defined as crimes "where there is no apparent victim and no apparent pain or injury." Many such acts are on the books in many countries, including the United States.

    What are some victimless crimes that should be decriminalized or outright legalized?

    EDIT: Crap, I forgot to make the poll multiple choice. Can a mod please do that?
    Prostitution was the only one I voted for. The rest of them? Are you nutz??
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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Dammit. Then can you or someone else plz close this so I can try again?
    Assuming you get a new thread, you might want to specify in the first post whether or not all people involved would be consenting adults.

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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I think Prostitution and Polygamy are the two that are Victimless crimes...
    Historically this is not the case. Polygamy in both the Mormon and Islamic worlds have led to horrific crimes against women and young boys. And Prostitution, legal and otherwise is directly related to human trafficking and physical and verbal abuse.
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    Re: Victimless crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    (Note: I could have put many more options in the poll, but they are limited to ten entries.)

    Victimless crimes are defined as crimes "where there is no apparent victim and no apparent pain or injury." Many such acts are on the books in many countries, including the United States.

    What are some victimless crimes that should be decriminalized or outright legalized?

    EDIT: Crap, I forgot to make the poll multiple choice. Can a mod please do that?
    Safe sex adultery where both partners encourage it is a victimless crime.
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