Victimless crime is defined as illegal behavior in which people willingly engage and in which there are no unwilling victims. Victimless crimes can be viewed as prostitution, illegal drug use, or illegal gambling. These are considered crimes because they can harm your body, or life in some way, and because you willingly do them. There are many other things in our lives that we can do such as smoking cigarettes, or drinking that can harm our lives and body in some way but are legal.
In my opinion these things are legal, because of the fight put up for them in the past, and for the economy. Alcohol and cigarettes have taxes on them, so the economy benefits from people buying and using those. Alcohol used to be illegal during the alcohol prohibition, but people continued to drink alcohol illegally, and put up a fight to be able to drink it legally again. I do not believe that there is such a thing as victimless crimes. In the participation in drugs or prostitution, there is damage being done to their bodies.
This is making them a victim of their own actions. In doing drugs you are damaging your brain, and depending on the drug, many other parts of your body. By prostituting your body you are putting yourself at risk for not only abuse, but for sexually transmitted diseases. In illegal gambling you are not only putting yourself at risk, but your family. You would be throwing away money that your family could need; you could be putting your family and yourself at risk of losing your house, car, and even job.
You could be putting yourself at risk by getting mixed in the wrong crowd, all so you can make a few extra bucks, and could end up getting hurt or killed by the actions you choose to do. I don’t think that the legal system should be responsible to protect people from themselves, but sometimes people need reinforcements in protecting themselves. Sometimes people don’t see how they are harming themselves until they have gotten arrested or fined for them. After getting in trouble, people eventually realize how much they are hurting themselves, and will want to try and change themselves.
There are not enough people in law enforcement to protect everyone in this world from themselves. It is also the case that the people in law enforcement are the ones participating in those crimes. So I do not believe that it is the complete responsibility of the legal system to protect people from these crimes, but it is their responsibility to stop it when they see it. Although there are many departments in law enforcement dedicated to finding drug dealers and users, prostitutes, and illegal gamblers.
This spends a lot of governmental funds a year, just to provide the officers in these departments with what they need to find, and prove that people are participating in these illegal activities. I do believe that sometimes the legal system goes a little too far in the things that they do to stop people from participating in those crimes. I believe that they should be more focused on finding the men who “hire” these girls to go out on the streets and sell themselves for money, instead of arresting the girls who are out on the streets.
Those men threaten, hurt, and screw with those woman’s minds and in the end it’s the women who pay for the man’s crime because they are too scared to ask for help because of how much that man has threatened them. There are many lines that are being crossed by doing just that. Those women are the victims, and should be helped instead of punished. The system can find the people responsible for putting them on the streets by offering those women safety , help and protection, so they can trust that you will find that person who put them in the situation to need that help and safety.
In that I believe that the system will be able to sort the women who do it for themselves, and the women who do it because they have to and will eventually save many more women from those people who force them out on the streets because they will be able to find those people and punish them instead of punishing the victim. I believe that there are some victimless crimes that if they were actually legalized would benefit not only people, but our economy. I believe that drug use, such as the use of marijuana and the drug marijuana should be legalized. I believe this, because no one is forced to grow it, sell it, or smoke it.
They do it because they want to. Yes, it causes bodily damage, but so does cigarettes and alcohol. The legalization of this drug would benefit the economy and will allow police to go after the drugs that are actually taking people’s lives, instead of the one that really isn’t doing any more harm than alcohol and cigarettes do. I believe that prostitution should never be legalized. Most prostitution is going on because of a man who wants money, and has decided that he will take women from their homes and families and is forcing them to do things that they shouldn’t, so they can make some good money out of it.
Of course this happens to men as well, but you mostly only see woman selling themselves and I believe that there should be more help out there for those women and men, instead of the punishment they receive which they don’t really deserve. I believe in decriminalizing the use of marijuana is the only one of the crimes that we have discussed in class that should be done; the others I believe should be kept illegal because those will not benefit anything in this society, and those are doing nothing but harming the people in our society, and our society itself.
I do believe that the benefits that the legalization of marijuana are worth decriminalizing it. Our economy is in rough shape, and there are many unemployed people in our society that can benefit from this. By legalizing marijuana we will not only open up our economy to more money, to help us get out of this state and to prevent us from another great depression, but it will open up many more job opportunities. Many of the unemployed people in the U. S are actually in the business of growing or selling marijuana and by legalizing it, it will open up the opportunity for them to get a job that they have experience in and will excel in.
There will be jobs in the dispensaries that will be selling the marijuana, and those people already have the experience in selling marijuana, and that job opportunity will greatly benefit them. People will also obviously be needed to grow the product and it takes a lot of experience and expertise to grow a product that will sell and be worth the sale. Other people, such as bakers who are without a job will also be brought in to make cookies or brownies that have marijuana in them, and there will be many more jobs in the industry to make products that will have the THC in them to make them sell so people will want to buy it.
There are many job opportunities that will open with the legalization of this product, which is one thing this country needs. I believe that by decriminalizing this one thing, our society will benefit greatly, by the economic benefits, and by the benefit that the law enforcement will be focused more on the hard drugs threating people’s lives, the safety of women and men whose bodies are taken advantage of and treated like a piece of clothing on a shelf. I believe the benefits of this are great for our society, and are completely one hundred percent worth it.