Prostitution control in America: Rethinking public policy

@article{Weitzer1999ProstitutionCI,
  title={Prostitution control in America: Rethinking public policy},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
  year={1999},
  volume={32},
  pages={83-102}
}
  • Ronald Weitzer
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Sociology
  • Crime, Law and Social Change
In the past two decades there has been little critical examination of the prevailing methods of controlling prostitution in the United States. This article examines selected problems in the control of prostitution in the United States and critically assesses three major alternatives to the prevailing policy of criminalization. Alternative approaches are evaluated using the criteria of public preferences, efficient use of criminal justice resources, and harm reduction. One policy, involving a… 
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