Some of the most (seemingly) basic, widely accepted, and simple definitions we use are actually the most philosophically difficult to define. One such example is what constitutes a "crime".
I'm an alien. What (the fuck) is a crime?
Oh and said alien will decapitate you if your explanation contains exceptions.
(i.e. you have to define crime with absolute applicability, not an easy task.)
So some anticipated responses from you guys that would NOT be valid.
1) "It's something that's bad." (no, because "bad" is subjective)
2) "It harms other people in society." (no, plenty of crimes have no victim).
3) "It's a set of rules that society generally agrees to follow" (no, there are always people who disagree).
To me, a "crime" is simply something that disrupts the intended, manmade design of modern-day civilization. Emphasis on man-made. Most "crimes" are actually completely arbitrary, and can actually disrupt the natural biological evolutionary process of a species. It's a mechanism for the governing elite to wield power over the masses of (often unaware) plebes. Alas, welcome to the giant human farming experiment. Welcome to planet Earth.