Two drugs - alcohol and tobacco - are considered to be (only) vices - not crimes. However other drugs are illegal. Is this fair or rational?
What activities should be covered by the criminal law? How do we decide?
Which is more important - to protect people from themselves, or people’s right to choose to live their lives in whatever manner they like?
Crimes such as prostitution, pornography and the sale of illegal drugs are sometimes referred to as “victimless” crimes. Do you agree? Should these, in fact, be illegal?
Drinking is generally to be considered to be a vice, but it can also be considered to be an illness (alcoholism) or a crime (drunk driving).
Should drunk drivers be treated as patients or criminals? If they are treated as criminals, then what punishment is appropriate?
Many smokers decide to smoke regardless of the potential risks. Should they be treated by the state or should they be obliged to pay for their own treatment?
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