Last updated on: 1/23/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

J. Robert Flores, JD Biography

Title:
Former Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Department of Justice (DOJ)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The sad fact is prostitution has not received significant attention from law enforcement in this country or in the rest of the world for 50 years. Prostitution has been variously portrayed as a ‘victimless’ crime, a private matter and even evidence of female sexual empowerment.

While there certainly may be those who work as prostitutes by what they define as their own choice and who claim to find fulfillment, these statistically insignificant cases should not be the basis for international or domestic law or policy.”

Insight on the News, July 17, 2000

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Department of Justice (DOJ), 2002-2009
  • Vice Chairman, Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Former Vice President and Senior Counsel, National Law Center for Children and Families
  • Graciela Olivarez Award, Notre Dame Hispanic Law Students Association, 2004
  • Senior Trial Attorney and Acting Deputy Chief, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, DOJ, 1987-1999
  • Appointed to the Child Online Protection Act Commission, 1999
  • Former Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan, New York
Education:
  • JD, Boston University School of Law
  • BS, Business Administration, Boston University School of Management
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Legal Prostitution an Aspect of Sexual Liberation?