Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sex sells: Examining opinions on the legalization of prostitution
by Gonzalez, Nancy, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 97; 1504462
Abstract (Summary)

Prostitution laws seek to criminalize the exchange of sex for money. Some consider these laws to be a major contributor to the high rates of victimization of sex workers who work in illegal sex trade venues. Many researchers have suggested that the legalization of prostitution, as an alternative to the current criminalization, might reduce rates of victimization among this population. The present study examines various factors, which might influence individuals' level of agreement to the legalization of prostitution. The possible implications of the results of this data on public policy are explored.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ireland, Connie
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Criminology
Publication Number: 1504462
ISBN: 978-1-124-99404-8
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