Should women who are forced to indulge in prostitution be charged of the crime or are they victims?
Is poverty an excuse? or Is Society or environment to blame?
Prostitution is a crime against decency and good customs or it is a crime against public morals. And prostitute may be defined as women who, for money or profit, habitually indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct.
it is not a crime actually,but most country allow this business,if they are force by someone ,there is a certain act which can lead the criminal to court.
There are women who are kidnapped or sold and used in the sex slave trade. They should never be punished for this. Regarding those who choose prostitution, if I were in charge of the government and laws, I would lean toward requiring counseling for emotional, sexual and self-worth issues and career counseling rather than incarceration or community service. If they are a repeat offender who has already received counseling, than I would consider upping the consequences.
There's a fundemental problem with the way prostitution is viewed by society. In North America prostitution itself is not illegal, it is communication for the purpose of prostitution that is illegal. Poverty, abuse, marginalization and neglect are just a few of the social ills that trap young women into "The Life".
One of the major issues is that people view prostitution as a victimless crime or one that young women freely enter into as a matter of choice. No one freely chooses a life of sexual abuse, humiliation and fear. Lets be frank prostitution is a business period. It is a multi-billion dollar business that is controlled by organized crime and keeps women in a state of fear in order to keep them working and earning.
What is commonly referred to as street prostitution is only the tip of the iceberg. Young underaged girls are routinely bought, sold and traded on our streets. I've personally removed girls as young as 11 from trick pads and the "popcorn stroll". This doesn't account for massage parlors, escort agencies and those involved in subsistence prostitution (selling sex for a place to sleep or something to eat). Until we start to see this crime for what it is (predators and pimps preying on our daughters and sisters) this crime will continue to occur before our eyes. Who's to blame? We are....all of us for allowing it to continue.
There is a single word in your title which exonerates the person "forced."
Society does have some responsibilities in this matter for if people can't find a decent job to support themselves and/or their family usually serious consequences can come from this. If we are to call ourselves a society then we should do those things which help to makeup a good society.
Definately not, if they are forced into it.
Definitely not! They are victims to be rescued and protected, not prosecuted. Wrongdoeing always is a matter of the will. If the will to committ an act is the root cause of the act, then the person is accountable for the act. When a person is forced to committ an act against the will, justice means that the person should not be held accountable.
Prostitution is a crime against public, society morals. If a person chooses to sell their body for money then that should be their business no one elses. They are not hurting anyone, in fact if the government would look at it prostitution could bring in more tax revenue if they legalized it.
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