Not the only, but one of the larger factors that determines whether a particular type of crime is suppressed or not --
Do the people that have the ability to suppress the crime, have the desire to do so?
I think that the word action is more appropriate than crime in this case. I see it for creativity in schools, drug laws, whistleblowing, and many other areas beyond what one society or another happens to define as a crime.
Strategist Dictum 1: Do things for reasons.
So, what is this is absurd strategist nonsense I'm always going on about?
Reflecting today on the nature of the world, I believe I have come to the core tenet of strategy. The one from which all other tenets flow, the quintessential, alpha-omega principle of strategy, which is -
Do things for reasons.
Actual life was chaos, but there was something terribly logical in the imagination. It was the imagination that set remorse to dog the feet of sin. It was the imagination that made each crime share its misshapen brood. In the common world of fact the wicked were not punished, nor the good rewarded. Success was given to the strong, failure thrust upon the weak. The Picture of Dorian Gray