This week you read about crimes against public order. In some legislative contexts, public interests take precedence over individual rights and freedoms, and the crimes appear to be “victimless.” One example of this is the criminal prohibition of prostitution. Please explain and analyze the rationale for the enactment of crimes which are arguably in this category, and give the pros and cons for such legislative action. Give several examples of crimes in this category and use the examples to illustrate the justification for and criticism of the enactment of “victimless crimes.”
Note: this assignment is not a debate; you are to explain and illustrate both sides of the issue. That having been said, you are free to offer personal views in addition to fulfilling the foregoing elements of the assignment. Be sure to cite your sources correctly and to quote them when appropriate.