‘Victimless Crimes’ – a Forgotten Concept or the Current Problem of Criminal Policy? Cover Image

„Przestępstwa bez ofar” – zapomniana koncepcja… czy aktualny problem kryminalnopolityczny?
‘Victimless Crimes’ – a Forgotten Concept or the Current Problem of Criminal Policy?

Author(s): Wojciech Dadak
Subject(s): Criminology, Penology, Victimology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: victimless crimes; criminal policy; dark number of crime; mala prohibita; harm to self;

Summary/Abstract: The issue of ‘crimes without victims’ currently is rarely studied in criminology. It`s still an interesting startingpoint for the analysis of the regulation and the application of criminal law. Penal policy in respect of the offenses that cause harm to the perpetrators of the act should take account of their specificity. The specificity is described precisely within the concept of Edwin Schur and Hugo Bedau. It remains relevant until this day.It`s importance is even growing, since it increases the size of the crime defined as a crime without victims. Transactional nature of these crimes is particularly clear in the case of drug offenses, corruption and crime affecting the financial interests of the state. These types of crime are currently a significant problem in criminal law and criminology.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 130-142
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish