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Is Vigilantism Ever Permissible?
Pursuing vigilantism may encourage more violence and crime.
Vigilantism can make it harder for the state to implement law and order efficiently.
This would possibly cause a spike in crime from people who might try to combat and take down the vigilante group.
"Protectors" can provide security for a community at first, yet if not controlled, further down the line the same "protectors" can create bigger problems for a community.
This could endanger innocent people who might accidentally get in the way.
People may be inviting more harm when they decide to pursue the suspects involved in a crime.
Vigilantes can collectively turn into
which can cause more damage to communities and neighbourhoods.
levels of violence and punishment can occur amongst vigilante groups who have little regard for human rights.
The main drive behind vigilantism is to decrease crime, not to make matters worse.
Vigilantism may disincentive crime by showing that justice will occur by lay people if law enforcement fail to act.