Co-Director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Internet pornography and the legalisation of prostitution have driven up demand through a set of beliefs that imply that this behaviour is normal, acceptable, common and doesn't hurt anyone so the person has permission to continue to behave in that way....
There are not enough women in Australia who have been raped as a child, are homeless, or have a drug addiction, to be prostitutes, because in reality these are the women who end up in this situation. In this case, you have to deceive or kidnap women and children from other countries, take their passport, beat them up and put them into sex slavery."
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:
Co-Director, Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Education, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Teacher, Cognitive Therapy, Institute of Psychiatry, London, 1989-1990
Teacher, Beaver College, 1979-1991
Member, American Psychological Association
PhD, Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981