Where theistic religion grows weak, that is where religion related to God grows weak, justice will weaken. Crimes, then, are defined as antisocial activity which, in turn, then is merely what the majority says it is. Then punishments seem to be the result of the majority's ganging up on the minority. This, in turn, seems inconsistent with democratic feelings.
The result is a decline in uniform application of penalties for crime, resultant miscarriages of justice, trampling on the rights of law-abiding people, together with an increase in what ought to be called crime.
Robert D. Culver, Civil Government: A Biblical View, pg.78