Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"The intervening years have only told the same story, with many countries oscillating between phases in which the sex industry was tolerated or cracked down upon....
Neither the permissive nor the prohibitive approach is successful because the problems they try to address - protecting public morals, controlling sexually transmitted disease, improving health and working conditions for the prostitutes, reducing the exploitation of women and the sex-slave trade are not amenable to common solutions.
What assists the one, detracts from another. Yet still we try, changing policy here, shifting it there. The only true lesson of history, it seems, is that we never learn from history."
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 Editor, The Independent
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG), Britain, 2006
Co-Writer, Secretariat to the Commission for Africa, 2004-2005
Former Chairman, Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR)
Former Chairman, Traidcraft
Formerly with Yorkshire Evening Post, The Times
International Reporter of the Year, British Press Awards
BA, English and Philosophy, Leeds University, 1974