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Decriminalizing Prostitution
A look at the relative merits and demerits of decriminalizing prostitution.
# 136873 | 2,000 words | 40 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (General) , Criminology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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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.

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"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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