Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Joseph McNamara, DPA Biography

Title:
Research Fellow at the Hoover Institute
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“What we’re doing now is worse than prostitution. It drives up the profits. It drives up the potential for corruption. It invites violence…. We can never stop this. It’s a consensual transaction between two people. It’s not a crime like robbery or stealing or assault or rape. We’re diverting a lot of resources going through the motions of trying to almost fool the public into thinking that we’re doing something about these problems when, in fact, we’re not.”

ABC’s 20/20, June 27, 1997

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Research Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University, 1991-present
  • Police Chief, San Jose, California, 1976-1991
  • Police Chief, Kansas City, Missouri, 1973-1976
  • Former Deputy Inspector, New York City Police Department
  • Former Criminal Justice Fellow, Harvard Law School
  • Former Officer, New York City Police Department
  • Former Board of Directors, The Drug Policy Foundation
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Education:
  • DPA, Harvard University
Other:
  • None found