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Victimless Crime


DRIPPS, DONALD A. "The Liberal Critique of the Harm Principle." Criminal Justice Ethics 17 (summer/fall 1998): 3–18.

FEINBERG, JOEL. The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law. 4 vols. Vol. 1, Harm to Others (1984); Vol. 2, Offense to Others (1985); Vol. 3, Harm to Self(1986); Vol. 4, Harmless Wrongdoing (1988). New York: Oxford University Press, 1984–1988.

KESSLER, RAYMOND G. "Enforcement Problems of Gun Control: A Victimless Crimes Analysis." Criminal Law Bulletin 16 (1980): 131–149.

MORRIS, NORVAL, and HAWKINS, GORDON J. The Honest Politician's Guide to Crime Control. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

OAKS, DALLIN H. "The Popular Myth of the Victimless Crime." University of Chicago Law Alumni Journal (1975): 3–14.

PACKER, HERBERT L. The Limits of the Criminal Sanction. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1968.

ROACH, KENT. "Four Models of the Criminal Process." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 89 (1999): 671–716.

SCHUR, EDWIN M. Crimes without Victims: Deviant Behavior and Public Policy—Abortion, Homosexuality, Drug Addiction. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1965.

SCHUR, EDWIN M., and BEDAU, HUGO ADAM. Victimless Crimes: Two Sides of a Controversy. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1974.

SMITH, WENDY SERBIN. Victimless Crime: A Selected Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, 1977.

WERTHEIMER, ALAN. "Victimless Crimes." Ethics 87 (1977): 302–318.

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