Vice Crimes Law and Legal Definition

Vice crimes are those that offend the morals of the community, such as prostitution and pornography. The responsibilities and duties of those who enforce laws against vice crimes include, but are not limited to conducting moderate to complex undercover surveillances and investigations which target prostitution, lewd public sex acts, adult entertainment, gambling and alcohol offenders in both city and county jurisdictions.

Law enforcement officers who deal with vice crimes may, among other duties, be responsible for conducting the background investigations on permit applicants of massage establishments, massage technicians, bingo establishments, card rooms and their employees and cabaret permits .