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.
But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing. Criminalizing prostitution is a way for slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it is not a way to confront the problem of STD’s. We saw this quite clearly in the time of alcohol prohibition in this country. “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. –Unknown Second, prostitution should be something of free choice, not to be stopped by the government.
The issue on crime is split people say the crime would go down because the price of drugs would go down , maybe this is true but it is very unlikely. As people become addicted they need more and more, what happens when the money runs out? People are going to do whatever it takes to obtain their "fix" which includes stealing , robbing , and burglarization possibly even murder, anything to get their drugs. My feeling on this subject is that of total disagreement with the legalization of drugs. People only want the legalization for the profit end of the industry , which is the only appealing side of the drug trade, but it is not appealing enough to sacrifice my children's future for money.
Weissmuller makes a less convincing argument than Biswas but he evidently makes a better ethos argument. Human trafficking is wrong and Weissmuller believes that the people know that. He says “if only we could just stop people from wanting to pay for sex altogether, the market for this nasty trafficking business would disappear once and for all” (Weissmuller, 2014, para. 1). Human trafficking is a supply and demand business because people demand sex and the traffickers supply it.
Despite the negative connotations, prostitution should be legalized in the United States because regulation would reduce the safety and health and moral issues associated with it while also financially benefitting the government. The main concern for prostitutes is their safety. The safety of a sex worker on the street is at higher risk than a courtesan in a brothel because they are more prone to assault, rape and even murder. The legalization of prostitution offers more protection for sex workers by decreasing abuse and violence. Women are also more likely to come forward to the authorities to report abuse if they are not worried about being fined or arrested.
Another example is in Rhode Island where it is legal to do indoor prostitution in 2003- 2009 and the rape rate reduces significantly. The difference between legalization and decriminalization is that decriminalization is to get rid of all punishment for prostitution and the advertisement of prostitution, while legalizing is wherein the states doesn’t prosecute prostitution per se but takes a heavy-handed approach to its regulation (Brown, 2). I’m strongly with decriminalization overall because having a criminal record could affect your future as in getting a job. When men who buy sex and females who sell sex become criminals in the eyes of society they will always be a criminal because it will be on their
Since the pros outweigh the cons, prostitution should be legalized. Just as Martin Behrman said, “You can make prostitution illegal, but you can’t make it unpopular.” Works Cited Cundiff, Kirby R. "Prostitution and Sex Crimes." The Independent Institute. 8 Apr. 2004.
The fact remains that there are people who are willing to buy and sell sexual pleasure, and a better question to ask is, what is the best way of managing these transactions that will result in the least possible harm and the most possible benefit? While there is no clear answer, it is clear that the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and the perpetuation forced or abusive labor could be diminished significantly with the decriminalization of prostitution. If the government, however, is not willing to fight the greatest evils associated with the business--the trafficking and forced labor of women and girls--these problems would likely grow worse with legalization, thus making it better for the United States to keep its current policy.
This is why I believe that prostitution should become legalized and heavily controlled by our state and government. There are many benefits that I would think from steam from this drastic change in our society, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ostitution, criminalization is a sure way of exacerbating rather than addressing such effects. The spread of diseases are no more commonly spread though the regular acts of sex then in prostitution. The morality of prostitution is another topic that can be brought up when discussion decriminalizing prostitution. I find it alarming that it is illegal to charge what can be freely dispensed, the sex work is no more immoral then being a worker in a distilling industries or a tobacco company.
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.