Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Prostitution involves one gender's taking advantage of its superior social status and manipulating the other gender...Because members of this less powerful group are compelled or forced, physically or psychologically to engage in a sexual act, prostitution is fundamentally coercive and exploitative."
"Prostitution in Contemporary American Society," Sexual Coercion, 1991
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, Sociology, Purdue University, 1984-present
Secretary, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2004-2008
Editor, Contemporary Sociology, 2001-2005
Fellow, Law and Sociology, Harvard Law School, 1999-2000
Chair, Law and Society Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 1996-1998
Associate Editor, Social Problems, 1994-1996
Former Editorial Board Member, Marriage & Family Review