Legalization Of Prostitution Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Legalization Of Prostitution
Discusses dfinition, history, philosophical arguments, feminist position and sociological aspects. Argues for legalization.
# 17857 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 1989 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2003 in Sociology (Welfare) , English (Argument) , Women Studies (General) , Criminology (General)

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" Prostitution has been a subject of legal, political and philosophical debate for centuries. It is perhaps the oldest "profession" in the world, and ever since it began society has argued over its merits. More often than not, societies have chosen to outlaw prostitution. But the legal sanctions against it have proven as ineffective as today's legal sanctions against drug use. It must be recognized that many people--throughout history and within every society--find the practice of prostitution desirable.

The purpose of this research is to discuss whether legal sanctions against prostitution in the United States should be continued, or whether prostitution should be legalized. In approaching this issue, the history of prostitution shall be briefly presented, along with a discussion of the possible (...)"

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