As a law enforcement officer and member of the Vice Squad, your duties include investigating and enforcing crimes including narcotics offenses, gambling, pornography and obscene material, and prostitution. As part of your duties and responsibilities as an officer in the Vice Squad, you must become familiar with the types of crimes and offenses against public order.
Your discussion post of 200 words should focus on the following:
- What is a public order crime?
- How do public order crimes differ from other types of crime as defined by the legal system?
- Are these types of crimes viewed as “victimless crimes”? If not, who are the victims, and how can the quality of life in a neighborhood be improved by investigating and enforcing laws for such crimes?