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NCJ Number: 41835 Find in a Library
Title: HUSTLING FOR RIGHTS (FROM FEMALE OFFENDER BY LAURA CRITES SEE NCJ - 41826)
Author(s): M G HAFT
Corporate Author: D C Heath and Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: D C Heath and Co
Lexington, MA 02173
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN THIS ARTICLE THE AUTHOR MAKES A CASE FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION.
Abstract: THERE ARE FOUR GROUNDS ON WHICH PROSTITUTION LAWS SHOULD BE FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY THE COURTS, ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR. THESE INCLUDE THE LACK OF EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS FOR PROSTITUTES, THE LACK OF PRIVACY, THE APPLICATION OF CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT, AND THE LACK OF DUE PROCESS UNDER THE LAW. THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THE BIRTH OF PROSTITUTES' RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS TO COMBAT UNFAIR TREATMENT. THE ARTICLE ALSO CITES THOSE STATES THAT HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO ABOLISH UNEQUAL TREATMENT OF PROSTITUTES AND CLIENTS....BDS
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Equal Protection; Prostitution; Right of privacy; Right to Due Process; Rights of the accused
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