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“Mala in se” refers to acts that are bad all by themselves, such as violent crimes. The term “mala prohibita” refers to acts that are illegal even though they may not be actually evil, such as public indecency. More »

Examples of mala prohibita crimes include drunk driving, public intoxication, drug abuse, gambling in countries where it?s prohibited and tax evasion. Other examples include speeding and parking in a handicapped zone. In... More »

Examples of mala prohibita crimes include drunk driving, public intoxication, drug abuse, gambling in countries where it?s prohibited and tax evasion. Other examples include speeding and parking in a handicapped zone. In... More »

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