Former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Some officials...assert that these women [prostitutes] consent to their employment. According to our Military Police in one country where I inspected, the contracts for these 'entertainers' are sold weekly from one establishment to another. This is human slavery, plain, simple, and morally repugnant...
For the women forced to live under inhuman conditions until they have earned enough money to 'buy back' their freedom – or die from venereal diseases or physical abuse – prostitution is hardly a victimless crime...
I’m sure you’ve heard people rationalize that efforts to suppress prostitution will inevitably fail because 'It's the world’s oldest profession.' For those who suggest legalization of prostitution as a solution, I would suggest they read the most recent U.S. State Department report on human trafficking...
It validates 'a direct link between prostitution and trafficking.'"
"Military Chaplains as Moral Leaders: A Central Role in Suppressing 21st Century Human Slavery," Remarks delivered by Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz to the XVI International Military Chaplains Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Feb. 9, 2005
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:
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, The Prince Group
Board of Directors, Bethesda Interactive Solutions (BIS) Global
Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense, 2002-2005
Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP
Private sector law focused on complex civil litigation, aviation regulatory matters, international trade, administrative law, and constitutional appellate litigation, 1997-2002
Adjunct Professor of Law, Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995-2002
Senior leadership positions in the Naval Reserve, Deputy Senior Inspector, Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, 1995-2001
Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, Honorable Edwin Meese III
Law Clerk to Honorable James L. Buckley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Steering Committee of the Washington Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Young Leader Alumnus of the American Council on Germany
"Military Chaplains As Moral Leaders: A Central Role in Suppressing 21st Century Human Slavery," Remarks delivered to the XVI International Military Chaplains Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Feb. 9, 2005
"Suppressing Slavery in the 21st Century: From Legislation to Enforcement," Remarks delivered to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Forum for Security Cooperation, Vienna, Austria, Nov. 17, 2004
"Implementing the Department of Defense 'Zero Tolerance' Policy With Regard to Trafficking in Humans," Statement delivered before the House Committee on Armed Services and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Sep. 21, 2004