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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.