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Is prostitution a victimless crime?

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Posted about 6 years ago

 

Do you think that prostitution is a victimless crime that should be legalized across the country? Why or why not?

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The victim is usually the prostitute herself. They are often victims of rape and drug abuse and end up on the streets as their value diminishes. I actually do think it should be legalized. First of all, you damn sure will not stop it so why not regulate it and tax it? You will be able to better control the spread of STD's and make the surroundings a lot safer for both. That will also help to get rid of the pimps who beat and abuse their 'stables'. The red light district in Amsterdam shows how it can successfully be done. Now, would I go there? No, i still believe in being true to my wife but even single there are too many ladies, and yes they are still ladies, who are willing to have an affair.

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Yes, the goverment thinks it not because they don't get taxes from it. Thats why its against the law. JUST like making moonshine.


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This not a yes or no answer,  each situation can leave a victim.  Legalized prostitution claims many advantages, other claim the women is a victim.  I wish I had an answer.

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I agree with most of the comments made thus far. I think that it could be controlled and made safer if it was just legalized and Robocop is completely right, you can't stop it so why not make it a means of income. It doesn't force anyone to do it, but gives the choice back to the individual.

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I think prostitution can be denied as a victimless crime because STD infections, drug use, and not to mention the rapes and sexual assaults that occur are all related to the act


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I can agree with Robo as far as prostitution not being a victimless crime from a technical standpoint. If you go one step further, think about the negative psychological impacts (e.g. shame, remorse, etc) that some involved in prostitution may suffer. There are also the hazards associated with STDs, HIV, and various venereal deseases that could potentially be spread to loved ones (if you are married or other "monogomous" relationship). When addressing this crime as it stands, there are too many others who become indirectly involved as potential victims. Many years ago it was classified as a victimless crime but I believe that is too narrow a view to take now.

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People are entitled to live their life however they see fit; sometimes their choices are illegal, sometimes not.  Who are we to judge,if they choose to be drug dealers, prostitutes or politicains-they can reap the benefits and risk arrest--heir choice, our job.  I think the battle for legalizing prostitution would be a moral argument.  Yes regulation could reduce the danger of STD's/HIV and make for some accountability and perhaps even revenue for the government--but the inherent stigma of sex for money (one could argue dating/marriage is not much different-I  won't go down that road) would never make it past the right and probably would raise the irie of most government officials and parents--who wants their son or daughter to aspire to being a prostitute, perhaps legalizing it would remove some of the stigma, but how do you address this at the  high school career fair or will there be a college internship program proctoed by Hiedi Fliess or Deb Palfrey?

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There is no such thing as a "victimless" crime. With some crimes individuals are the victims (robbery, murder, etc.) while with other crimes, often referred to as moral crimes (i.e., gambling, prostitution, etc.), society itself is the victim.


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I think the johns with their new STD meds are going to disagree. However, I could be wrong...


 


 


 


 


 


....But I don't think so!


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well, let's look at this from an unbiased point of view...... The prostitue (the worlds oldest profession and legal in some parts of Nevada by the way), making a daily living doing what I have a hard getting my wife to do once a week...is she clean, disease free, drug free? The john (the worlds oldest jailbirds) giving the prostitute the ways and means of making a living, carrying home numerous gifts that the prostitute possibly gave him to the wife, taking money that could be spent saving his marriage or his children, and chances are he can't pay his bills because some of these girls aren't cheap and last but not least the Pimp (the worlds oldest professional a**hole) beats the girls because they haven't brought in their quota for the night or day, having sex with all the girls in his stable (Hmmmmm????), and living off the grid (no taxes, driving around while the girls are walking and on their feet for hours, and probably trading these girls like stocks on Wall Street).


 


Prostitution a victimless crime, let's ask the serial killer that killed those girls in California back in the 70's, I believe there was some where in the area of 20 to 25 of them or let's ask the wife sitting at home with AIDS because the hubby could not keep his pecker in his pants or lets ask the children that do not have school supllies because Dad did not want to pass up that $30 toothless beauty on the corner or the taxpayer footing the bill to pay the officer to arrest them only to have them back on the streets in less than a hour on bond and giving welfare to the families of these johns so they can have 15 minutes of pleasure and not pay their bills or buy groceries.


 


VICTIMLESS....I THINK NOT!!!!!!!


 

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Yes it's victimless in general, although there are always exceptions. THe practice has been accepted for thousands of years and not illegal but our prudish morality law impulsive country.

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The prostitiutes are victims. So are the woman that the men come home to after having picked up AIDS or an STD from one of those peices of trash. It's illegal for a lot of reasons...............

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By the book prostitution is a victimless crime.  It is looked at as two consenting adults engaging in carnal activity in exchange for remuneration.  It is a rather cold/harsh reality that is not very humane.  Laws against prostitution are simply the governments attempt at legislating morality.  We tried this once before and found it to be impossible.  Volstead Act. 


Now to separate myself from the book learning-prostitution has two victims the prostitute and the john.  This is based on the possibility of spreading some disease or another.  The consequences of such activity appear to be purely social in nature.  The have an impact on family life-typically negative.  Now factor in all the other crimes that are committed as mentioned by others who have posted and we start to see a pattern.  But this begs the question what about the legal brothels ran in parts of Nevada?  Are these women victims?  These brothels from my understanding are highly regulated. 


Keep in mind this is merely me playing Devil's Advocate.  I do not agree with prostituion I merely pose these questions as means of causing fellow students and LEOs to think outside the box.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I think that media portrays prostitution as the prostitute being the victim, but if they both consent to it...then it is a victimless crime.


I think that it should not be legalized...selling your body for money is outrageous. =\


There would be triple times the outbreak of STI's.....


Just...no....not a good idea.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I think it should not be legalized.


It's victimless so long as no STD's are transmitted. 

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Is taking a woman you just met in a club to a motel and having sex a victimless crime? Same things can happen, STD's, aids, however in society today it's okay to pay for dinner but just giving straight cash to cut out the chit chat is a crime.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

It's not victimless.  Along with the problems listed by others, add in the support of the drug trade/use and the individuals (all criminals) who profit from the misfortunes of others.  How many times do you see prostitutes with children?  What happens to them and what do you think they grow up to be after living in that kind of environment?


Saying prostitution is victimless is like saying driving drunk (if you don't crash into or kill anyone) is too.


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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Prostitution is a choice. Just like it's a choice to be an alcoholic and a drug addict or a cop or nurse. You choose what you do in your life. You choose how you make your money. I think setting aside my moral beliefs that no prositution should not be illegal. It's their choice to be on the street selling their bodies. If they choose to live that lifestyle then so be it. They know that every car they get into they could be killed. They know the risks of getting STD , they know the lifestyle they are getting into. I think that we as a society should offer more oppurtunties for them to get out of the lifestyle. We offer drug addicts that we pick up off the streets the oppurtunity to go to rehab to clean up. I think that we should do the same for the prostitutes. A big reason why most of them won't get out is because they make good money and aren't skilled enough in anything else to make that kind of money. If we lead them to water they might drink. But no I don't think that it should be illegal.

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seems like there isnt a right or wrong answer.


If you say yes, then we have a serious morality issue that will certainly effect our culture from here on out.


If you say no, youre legislating morality.


One thing is for sure...the USA has the most disgusting prostitutes in the free world. Ive been all over this planet, and ones in other countries tend to be in better physical condition....the Germans actually have medical cards to show STD status, medical insurance..etc etc regulated by the government. And the women look like beauty queens.  Ours are cracked out STD ridden women who I dont even like putting in the back of my cruiser because of how funky they are.


That tells me that if we DID legalize it, there would be better control of it.


However, back we go to the beginning.....do we as Americans really want this legalized?


Personally, I dont like it.  Because even though it is regulated in other countries like Germany and Korea...often the girls are sex slaves..brought to the countries and forced into it.  The ones here in America do seem to be the victims of sexual abuse at young ages...and it never ends well.


I think we can leave this one to other countries now that Ive put some thought into it.

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Prostitution is a choice. Just like it's a choice to be an alcoholic and a drug addict or a cop or nurse. You choose what you do in your life. You choose how you make your money. I think setting aside my moral beliefs that no prositution should not be illegal. It's their choice to be on the street selling their bodies. If they choose to live that lifestyle then so be it. They know that every car they get into they could be killed. They know the risks of getting STD , they know the lifestyle they are getting into. I think that we as a society should offer more oppurtunties for them to get out of the lifestyle. We offer drug addicts that we pick up off the streets the oppurtunity to go to rehab to clean up. I think that we should do the same for the prostitutes. A big reason why most of them won't get out is because they make good money and aren't skilled enough in anything else to make that kind of money. If we lead them to water they might drink. But no I don't think that it should be illegal.



Prostitution is not a choice for the majority of streetwalkers.  Prostitutes are forced into the trade due to bad choices in life, abusive boyfriends or family members, drug addiction, mental health, and other issues.  Society does offer help to downtrodden, but they cannot force people to help themselves if they don't want it.  Many of the prostitutes have unwanted children (usually addicted to cocaine) born out of their trade.  Who picks up the bill for those kids food, upbringing, health care, and education?  That's right, you and me.  Where do you think these prostitutes live?  Public housing or homeless shelters.  Who picks up that tab?  You and me.  It's not just an issue of picking up AIDS or other STDs.  We aren't talking about the ladies in Nevada who are on TV shows.  We are talking about the unfortunate ones forced into a lifesyle that has no future, only death.


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I gotta agree with Pete114.


Granted there are prostitutes out there who are doing it as a "Side job" if you will. Most of them it's all they know. They are being controlled by their pimp(Or whater they may call themselves) and are scared. You also have to include the underground prostitution rings where the girls (Men too) are abducted, and literally forced to do this.


I also personally feel that anyone who hires a prostitute should be charged with rape, because paying doesn't make it consentual (SP??)


Also the men and women who pay for the "Services" the protitue offers probably have a family. If they get an STD they run the risk of passing it to the the wife/husband and possibly the children (I don't mean abuse. There are many times where I have been helping my dad fix stuff, one of us gashes our hand open then hands the tool off.)


So victemless, not by any means in my opinion.

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I think its victimless if the people involved ( prostitute and john) are of sound mind to understand the risks. The government thinks otherwise because no taxes are paid. Regulate it.

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there is a victum it would be the family that the prostute has or the person who is doing the prostute family what if they catch any thing and brings it back to his wife and the spred goes on i do not feeel sorry for ither the prostute or the person doing the prostute it is there choice to do that they can fall over for all it is worth to me but it is the innicent who it matters to like kids and loved ones who get the negitve impact for this.