Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. First, Prostitution shouldn’t be a crime because it is a victimless crime. In no way is the prostitute committing a crime on society, of course you could argue that the spreading of diseases could be a crime. But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing.
Prostitution has been called the world’s oldest profession but it’s one of the most controversial debates in America. Prostitution is the provision of sexual services for negotiated payment between consenting adults. So defined, prostitution is a service industry in which people exchange sexual favors for money or other reward. It 's high time to legalize and regulate this part of American culture which will lead to reduction of violence and keeping sex workers healthy. Safety is normally number one for all prostitutes and brothel owners, because a safe location is better for business but we 're not helping them by making consenting sex work a crime.
Legalizing Prostitution When it comes to the topic of legalizing prostitution, most of us will readily, agree that prostitution is a human right. Where this agreement usually ends, however, in on the question of prostitution being legalized. Whereas some are convinced that it should be legalized, others maintain that it should remain illegal. I agree that prostitution should be legalized. A point that needs emphasizing since so many people still believe that the government should not interfere with their life choices.
Legalising would bring about better working conditions and better wages for the sex workers by eliminating middle men such as pimps. By regulating the laws with regard to prostitution, it will by great deal help to reduce child trafficking and slowly curb it once for all. It will also help to keep a tab on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV by providing safety guidelines. Sex workers can also be provided with rehabilitation centres and medical aid in case if required. Legalising prostitution will also protect the sex workers from persecution by police officials, pimps etc.
It is claimed that legalization will create safer work environments in a lot of ways. Prostitutes would be treated as any other worker and would therefore receive benefits. Facilities also tend to mean cleaner working spaces and taking prostitutes off the streets. Prostitution is a sexual career that has not been solved and that has always surface, so instead of alienating the workers they need to be protected by the law. Catherine Healy, National Co-ordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective accounts that “[s]ince the change in the law, people feel they can approach the police and report violence.
Opponents for legalizing prostitution believe that prostitution is a victimless crime, with both parties agreeing to participate. Thus, there is no harm or criminal act involved with prostitution/ or paying for sex. According to, the yahoo blog post of Neil Litherland “The Benefits of Legal Prostitution, Taking Away the Laws on Morality." Making prostitution legal cleans up many of the ugly aspects of the profession. If prostitutes must be disease and drug free, then the issue of health is resolved.
Having legalized prostitutes conducting their business in one place, like in brothels or in specific identified areas, would help to identify those who are illegal or being trafficked. Equally important in the battle against human trafficking, recognizing free prostitution would allow police funds to be focussed on catching the real criminals of forced prostitution. If prostitution were made legal then police would not have to spend countless hours and money trying to eliminate it and protect the community from it. Some of the real crimes become neglected as a result and the true victims of forced prostitution are neglected as well. Resources, time, and energy that can help actual victims of sex trafficking are wasted on rescuing those who don’t want to be.
Prostitution has social economic, physical, and a number of mental implications. The prostitutes and their clients are subject to a nu... ... middle of paper ... ...inst prostitution, then why some brothels legal, yet the prostitution as a whole are is illegal? Prostitution should not be a crime as the US takes it, because the prostitutes are not committing an inherently harmful act. While there is an argument that there will be spread of diseases, increase in criminal activities, and health effects, all these has been challenged by the proponents side and in fact if legalized, it will lead to a reduction of the above mentioned issues. If prostitution is legalized, it will be regulated and therefore, all these implications being mentioned will be eliminated.
The first claim is the the decriminalization is a gift to the sex industry; giving dignity to industry, as well as the women. The main concern here is that the people running the industry are now normal employers. As discussed by Aquinas, not all vices can be removed, but we can regulate those employers through regulations, which is not able to be done currently. The next claim is this legislation would promote sex trafficking (sex slavery). Sex trafficking is selling people under their will into prostitution; if prostitution is decriminalized and law enforcement is able to protect and get rid of corruption, then slavery would be stopped.
Nevada’s legal prostitution areas will be used as a prime example as to the many benefits of nationwide legalization such as decreased sexual violence crime rates, economic development, health benefits and protection of the workers, and optimal laws that at the very least decriminalize organized prostitution. In this paper, I challenge to change the perception of prostitution in today’s society by providing many of the most common arguments used to defend it, so that an unbiased judgment may finally be considered in the legalization and decriminalization of prostitution in organized sanctions such as brothels and businesses promoting sex (i.e: Strip clubs, massage parlors, and fetish clubs). Many argue that prostitution should remain illegal because it invokes and will promote sexual violence. But, is prostitution actually violent? Researchers Barbara G. Brents and Kathryn Hausbeck of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas answer this question in their article Violence and Legalized Brothel Prostitution in Nevada by stating “If by violence we mean actual physical harm, our research in brothels indicates that it is not.