Mala Prohibita Crimes

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My reflection after reading Chapter 12 is that I form the idea that when people in a society are not educated it increases the risks of crime. Crime is defined as any act that is against the law. The Court system is responsible for deciding which crimes should be considered worth punishing for. As we look at the two different types of crimes such as mala in se and mala prohibita. Mala in se is considered to be “inherently evil” meaning such as robbery, murder, rape, etc that people in society have decided that should be banned due to its evil inhuman nature. While mala prohibita crimes have nothing evil about them but are banned becuase our laws have said so such as prostitution, gambling, drug use etc. These two definitions become a problem
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