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Victimless Crimes

The maxims are first, that the individual is not accountable to society for his actions, in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself

   --  Stuart Mill

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That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.

   --  Stuart Mill

Non Crime punishment

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The acts of an individual may be hurtful to others, or wanting in due consideration for their welfare, without going the length of violating any of their constituted rights. The offender may then be justly punished by opinion though not by law.

   --  John Stuart Mill

Crime fallout
  1. Crimes are not always legislated
  2. Crimes are not always reported
  3. Crimes are not always investigated
  4. Crimes are not always prosecuted
  5. Criminals are not always convicted
  6. Criminals are not always punished
  7. Punished criminals are not always punished sufficiently
  8. Victims are not always restituted.

Justice can fall at any one of these points.


Doing a criminal act is a low risk activity.

Hate crimes

Protecting the rights and interests of victims should be the basis of our criminal justice system. Victims should have the right to be present, consulted and heard throughout the prosecution of their case.

In addition, criminals should also make them pay restitution to their victims for the damage they've caused, including property loss, medical costs, pain, and suffering. If you are the victim of a crime, the criminal should fully compensate you for your loss.

Anyone who harms another person should be held responsible for that action
Sentences seldom mean what they say

The state should not have a monopoly on defending its citizens, people have the right to self defense.


We do not require that we wait for injury to occur before we deem a right to have been violated. The liberal conception of justice prohibits not only the unjustified use of force against another, but the unjustified threat of force as well.

Fraud and the regulators like SEC

  • Government does too little too late
  • Fraud laws are the correct way to deal with scandal
  • The system legalises risk

Sexual Harassment 

Police unions and some lawyers criticised may find the laws almost impossible to enforce as culprits would have to be caught in the act with the line between harassment and flirtation hard to draw.
Where is the line drawn. With a wolf whistle, with a look? Is this a form of censorship?