Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The laws related to indoor prostitution are likely to affect the degree of mobility (it is legal in the United Kingdom, and illegal in the United States). Indoor prostitutes indoors seem more easily able to work on the streets when they have to than street prostitutes can move indoors. Relaxing the regulation of indoor prostitution may be perceived as condoning prostitution; in addition, indoor venues are of serious concern to police because of their role in the sexual exploitation of trafficked women.”

www.popcenter.org (accessed Mar. 7, 2007)

Description:

“The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing is a non-profit organization comprising affiliated police practitioners, researchers, and universities dedicated to the advancement of problem-oriented policing.”

“About POP Center,” www.popcenter.org (accessed Mar. 7, 2007)

Mission:

“The mission of The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing is to advance the concept and practice of problem-oriented policing in open and democratic societies. It does so by making readily accessible information about ways in which police can more effectively address specific crime and disorder problems.”

“About POP Center,” www.popcenter.org (accessed Mar. 7, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit organization
Quoted in:
  1. Should Cities Shame Johns by Putting Their Faces on Billboards, Television, or the Internet after Their Arrest?