Legalizing Prostitution: a Criminological View
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This paper discusses the fact that existing laws jeopardize the lives of sex workers and explains social learning theories and feminist criminological theories that support the decriminalization of prostitution as a humanitarian undertaking. The author defines prostitution and suggests what feminists and human rights activists could lobby for in order to ensure that prostitutes have rights both as individual people and sex industry workers. The author concludes that if the sex industry was regulated and sex workers were provided with legal protection, safety, and health services, they might be enabled to rise above survival mode and escape from prostitution.
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