This is an advanced criminal law course organized around considering whether vice behaviors—gambling, narcotics, commercial and deviant sexual practices, pornography, and drinking—are the proper subjects of criminal prohibition, and, if so, with what means of enforcement and punishment. Vice behaviors have been the subject of radical changes over the past generation, making them an ideal laboratory for the study of the law reform process. The materials that will be used include statistical data, philosophical, historical and legal scholarship as well as policy analysis. The goal is to explore the phenomenon of the "Victimless Crime" and the interrelationship of law and morals.
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