I think it is also heightening the playground for serial killers an other sociopaths to take out their frustrations and urges on innocent women. Another problem I find with illegal prostitution is that Pimps protect their hookers from the law, and from other pimps. If there was no law against it, then pimps would not exist, nor would they control the actions and moneys of their "employees" with violence or any other coercion. Prostitution arrests is rampid and have been proven to cause long-term increases in crime and drug abuse in society. What we need is a sensible solution to these problems like allowing specific places where prostitution and soliciting are designated and can be in a controlled and safer environment.
Pimps will force these girls or women to perform the sexual acts taken place in Prostitution and then they take the money given. These pimps don’t tend to get much punishment because the women did the act of prostitution. Alex K. Rich expresses that prostitution needs to be more policed since there are so many loopholes. He goes further to say, “The bulk of the punishment, however, needs to be directed at those who have forced these women into prostitution and controlled them at every turn, namely the pimps and customers. One solution to the problem of prostitution is across-the-board enforcement of laws that prohibit or even criminalize the actions of pimps, customers, and prostitutes while providing rehabilitation opportunities and federal aid for former prostitutes”(Rich).
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.
Resources, time, and energy that can help actual victims of sex trafficking are wasted on rescuing those who don’t want to be. This is very counterproductive financially when everyone is painted with the same brush. Criminalizing prostitution forces it into the underworld where legalizing it would bring it more in the open so that human trafficking can be easily tackled. The legalization of brothels allows the government to have more control over the prostitution industry and gives them more ammunition to prevent the illegal forced trafficking of women who are exploited and coerced to
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.
The Epidemic of Criminalization of Prostitutes Prostitution started centuries ago and it is still being done by many people today. However, it has not been accepted by society as a “real job.” Centuries ago prostitutes were branded as the devil’s children and they are still seen as outsiders in society. In fact, prostitutes are labeled today as criminals. Why are prostitutes considered as a criminal If their actions only affect mostly themselves? A person should be able do decide what they want to do with their body without any consequence attached such as incarceration.
Poor health is a major problem for prostitutes and they have few options. In Newark, New Jersey for example, around 60% of the prostitutes have the AIDS virus (Armentano). The plight of prostitute does not only affect prostitu... ... middle of paper ... ... to dealing with the buyers of prostitution services, states could pass very aggressive laws to regulate and in some cases, punish customers on a state-by-state basis. F. A Plea for Reform The prostitution industry as it now operates is unacceptable. Law enforcement is unable to eliminate prostitution and the prostitutes themselves face many difficulties.
I believe it’s time to legalize prostitution in order to minimize much criminal activity that happens every day, all which effects societies all over the world. DISCUSSION: Women who have been trafficked into the sex trade have no freedom of choice whether or not to take part in sexual acts and their rights as a human being are stripped completely. By legalizing prostitution accountability of businesses and mandatory registration of all sex workers would help account for those who are legally working in country and those who are not. Legalization is also characterized by a high degree of government control, although less than criminalization, and uses licensing, registration, and mandatory health check-ups to regulate prostitution. (Thompson as cited in
One could argue that the best way to deal with this would be to legalize prostitution for the benefit of the sex workers, in a physical and social sense, and society at large. In the current system, prostitutes are subject to such physical dangers as violence from clients and pimps, as well as a much higher risk of HIV/AIDs infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. Under the current system, prostitutes must work in the shadows; many work for pimps or in illegal brothels, meaning they must give up a large portion of their earnings as well as the freedom to refuse clients. They are living in constant fear of assault and arrest. (Klinger) The fear of arrest keeps these women from asking for help from authorities which makes them prime targets for physical violence, rape, and murder... ... middle of paper ... ...rrence of “regulars” and spend more time with their clients.
With only the purchase of sex being illegal, johns can be rightfully punished by the law and the sex industry wouldn’t go underground. While people think that sex workers, because they create the opportunity, should be punished, it is often the men who initiate sex with prostitutes. It is the johns who pay sex workers to “to submit to his sexual demands as a condition of 'employment'" (Jeffreys 260). Yet despite this, most police officers focus the attention on prostitutes, rather than the johns and as a result of that, citizens mimic the attitudes of the law enforcers. An unfair balance is created between the number of sex workers arrested versus the number of johns who are arrested.