Committing an act of crime

Committing an act of crime - Committing an act of crime if...

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Committing an act of crime, if caught, results in some type of punishment or warning. Murder, for example, depending upon the degree of intention to commit the act may lead to a finite number of years in prison or possible lethal injection. Whereas prostitution in some states may be considered more of a slap on the wrist, leading to only a few days or weeks of incarceration. The difference between the two is not only the severity of the crime, but how the crime is categorized. Murder, on one hand, is a Natural Crime. Murder is a morally wrong act that is unquestionable. Prostitution, on the other hand, is only illegal because a law has been created (in some states) to prevent this type of sexual promiscuity, also known as a Legal Crime. A Natural Crime relates to the Latin phrase mala in se or wrong in itself. This type of crime is a moral wrong. Unlike a Legal Crime, Natural Crimes don’t require a law to make them illegal, rather they are illegal because of their indisputable immoral circumstances. Natural crimes prevail based on the notion that nature will punish this type of action. It is safe to say, that a natural crime imposes a threat to the life or well-being of a person. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) defines murder as the, willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by
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