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Victimless Crime

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Definition: A victimless crime is an offense that lacks an identifiable victim who is the object of the crime. The offense is against society itself through norms, values, attitudes, and beliefs.
Examples:
When someone smokes marijuana or uses cocaine they are violating cultural values about appropriate behavior. They are committing a crime, but there is no direct victim per se, as there is when someone is robbed or murdered.

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