Volume 8, Issue 20 (2005)                   IQBQ 2005, 8(20): 73-104 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahami 1 M, - -. Understanding the Victimless Crimes. IQBQ. 2005; 8 (20) :73-104
URL: http://clr.modares.ac.ir/article-20-6022-en.html
1- , Faculty of low and Political science University of Tehran , Iran.
2- -
Abstract:   (10661 Views)
The issue of "victimless crimes" or "consensual crimes" is a new issue, and at the same time a very important one in the realm of the studies regarding "victimology", as a now branch of criminal sciences. The novelty of the issue, specifically in the Iranian criminal law, its vagueness, and the relationship of victimless crimes with some criminal policy issues like criminal proceeding, criminal statistics, fear of crime, crime prevention and restorative justice reveal the significance of the point. This article deals with the most important issues in this regard, namely defining and realizing samples of this kind of crimes, in order to get a better understanding and recognition of the concept of "victimless crimes" or in other words "crimes without direct victim", and also to determine the samples of this kind of crimes. The article deals also with the basic elements mentioned in the definition particularly the triple elements, that is victim, damage and consensus Finally, the article examines the relation between morality and victimless crimes and compares them.
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Received: 2004/08/11 | Accepted: 2004/12/4 | Published: 2005/02/19

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