Crime & Justice
One of the biggest problems we face today is that many things that should not be considered crimes are labeled as crimes. Worse yet, many of these non-violent actions are punished more harshly than are violent crimes.
Libertarians believe that only actions that involve force or fraud should be labeled as “crimes.” We believe that such crimes should be prosecuted and punished by our justice system, but that actions that don't involve force or fraud should not be criminalized or penalized in the first place.
In summary, Libertarians want to see crimes that are truly crimes, prosecuted and punished. Libertarians also want behavior that does not involve force or fraud legalized and dealt with outside the criminal justice system. We want justice for victims and also justice for the accused and convicted. The rights of every person matter.