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This paper looks at the various reasons that prostitution has traditionally been illegal in western society. The paper finds that the religious and moralistic arguments have lost their force but that the confluence of oppression and drugs makes the outright legalization of prostitution unworkable.
From the Paper:"Prostitution is commonly referred to as the world's oldest profession, and records of many cultures throughout recorded history bear this out (see, e.g., Durant, 1939; Durant, 1944; Durant, 1950; Durant, 1953; Gilfoyle, 1991). While prostitution has been common throughout history, societies have responded to it in different ways, from attempting to suppress it to giving it a revered status (Durant, 1939; Durant, 1944). Currently in the United States the general outlook is that prostitution is an evil to be suppressed. In all states except Nevada, prostitution is at least..."
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Decriminalizing Prostitution (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/decriminalizing-prostitution-136873/
"Decriminalizing Prostitution" 01 December 2008. Web. 25 February. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/decriminalizing-prostitution-136873/>