Associate Professor of Finance at Northeastern State University
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"...[T]he analysis seems to support the hypothesis that the rape rate could be lowered if prostitution was more readily available. This would be accomplished in most countries by its legalization. In the United States where prostitution is illegal, the low-end price for most prostitutes is about $200 and the monthly per capita income is $2,820. In Amsterdam, Netherlands where prostitution is legal the price is $30. If prostitution were legalized in the United States it is rational to assume that prices would resemble those in the Netherlands, this would result in... a decrease in the rape rate of 10 per 100,000. The population of the United States if roughly 275 million so this should result is a decrease of approximately 25,000 rapes per year."
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:
Associate Professor, Finance, Northeastern State University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Finance, University of Maryland University College
Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1998
Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1992-1993
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Rice University, 1987-1988
Research Assistant, Missouri University Research Reactor, 1987
Member, Libertarian Party
PhD, Theoretical Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1996
MS, Finance, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1998