What the hell is ‘social disapprobation’??? I was with you, until that!
“Social disapprobation” is a common phrase for the strong moral disapproval of one’s community. A powerful force in socialization.
I would like to note that there are crimes that are neither wrong nor dangerous nor disliked by the population.
Wouldn’t, by that definition, most drug offenses *not* be crimes? Dealing, sure you can make an argument there, but possession isn’t wrong, bad, or in many cases particularly dangerous.
(Of course, there’s also “it’s a crime because we say it is, now go to jail”. There probably *shouldn’t* be, but there is.)
Maybe not now, where you live, but at one time they were (for various and in some cases, racist, reasons) considered bad enough to warrant punishment.