Decriminalization of Prostitution Essay by The Research Group

Decriminalization of Prostitution
Pros & cons. Looking at legal, social, ethical, drug, gender and economic issues.
# 20680 | 1,350 words | 8 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Sociology (Welfare) , Law (General)

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" Prostitution is a crime that is often listed with several other criminal offenses under the hading "victimless crimes," meaning such offenses as drunkenness, drug addiction, and gambling. Proponents of laws against these offenses point out that they are not victimless crimes at all, that the families of addicts and drinkers and gamblers suffer, that the prostitute is a victim, and today that prostitution can have a wider effect in such anti-social acts as the spread of the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases as well as being associated with related criminal activity such as violent street crime, drug abuse, and the blighting of neighborhoods because of criminal activity. Efforts toward decriminalization of prostitution emphasize the social and behavioral causes of prostitution and state that criminalization has done nothing to reduce the.."

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