Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"What we're doing now is worse than prostitution. It drives up the profits. It drives up the potential for corruption. It invites violence.... We can never stop this. It's a consensual transaction between two people. It's not a crime like robbery or stealing or assault or rape. We're diverting a lot of resources going through the motions of trying to almost fool the public into thinking that we're doing something about these problems when, in fact, we're not."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Research Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University, 1991-present
Police Chief, San Jose, California, 1976-1991
Police Chief, Kansas City, Missouri, 1973-1976
Former Deputy Inspector, New York City Police Department
Former Criminal Justice Fellow, Harvard Law School
Former Officer, New York City Police Department
Former Board of Directors, The Drug Policy Foundation
Former Advisory Board Member, Bureau of Justice Statistics