Each state in the U.S., as well as the federal government, maintains a body of criminal laws. A number of acts are made criminal in order to preserve public order, health and morals, such as prostitution, pandering and obscenity. Gambling is illegal in some states and where it is legal it is strictly regulated. Criminal laws respecting public order, health and morals are many and varied, growing in number and complexity as populations increase and interactions have become more complicated.
Here on LawServer you’ll find relevant state laws about crimes against public health or morals, and related legal Questions & Answers.