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NCJ Number: 39383 Find in a Library
Title: DECRIMINALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION - THE LIMITS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW
Journal: OREGON LAW REVIEW  Volume:55  Issue:4  Dated:(1976)  Pages:553-566
Author(s): T M WANDLING
Corporate Author: University of Oregon
School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 94703
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR EXAMINES THE OREGON PROSTITUTION LAWS AND PROPOSES THAT THEY BE REPEALED, BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE LAWS IS AN INAPPROPRIATE AND INEFFICIENT USE OF CRIMINAL LAW AND GOVERNMENT RESOURCES.
Abstract: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS ARGUMENTS FOR EITHER THE LEGALIZATION OR DECRIMINALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION, ILLUSTRATING THE PREMISE THAT SOLICITATION FOR PROSTITUTION CANNOT BE PROHIBITED UNLESS THAT PROHIBITION SERVES A PUBLIC INTEREST. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT ACTION BY THE LEGISLATURE TO DECRIMINALIZE PROSTITUTION WOULD NOT BE A JUDGMENT ON THE DESIRABILITY OF PROSTITUTION. IT WOULD BE A JUDGMENT ON THE PROPER LIMITS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Laws and Statutes; Oregon; Prostitution
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