Similarly, do victimless crimes exist?
Accordingly, victimless crime is not a category which exists. The term itself implies a falsehood: that all crimes must have immediate victims. Some extreme civil libertarians argue that crimes without victims should be abolished. This is patent nonsense, particularly in today's society.
what is victimless crime in sociology?
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.
Many victimless crimes begin because of a desire to obtain illegal products or services that are in high demand. Criminal penalties thus tend to limit the supply more than the demand, driving up the black-market price and creating monopoly profits for those criminals who remain in business.