Sociology Index

CONSENSUAL CRIME

Books on Consensual Crime

Consensual crime is any crime in which the ‘victim’ is a willing participant. Consensual crime relates to or involves consent or consensus in crime. Consensual crimes are also referred to as Victimless Crimes.

Consensual crimes are crimes such as in drug use and prostitution, because there is invariably some kind of consensus in such crime. A consensual crime is any activity, currently illegal, in which we, as adults, choose to participate. Consensual crime does not physically harm the person or property of a nonconsenting individual. Consensual crimes are not without risk? Adults, knowing the risks, consent to take part in consensual crimes.

The definition of a consensual crime is a criminal act committed by two or more people, who consent to involvement, and does not involve any nonconsenting individuals. Consensual crime is a public order crime involving more than one participant consenting as willing participants in an activity that is unlawful.

Why are some consensual activities considered crimes while others are not? Consensual crimes find the basis of their restrictions and prohibitions in religion. Even the idea that one should take good care of oneself has a religious base.