Last updated on: 2/1/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Joseph Parker Biography

Title:
Clinical Director of the Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“People who have had luckier lives, as well as those who profit from the sex industry in some way, frequently refer to prostitution and pornography as ‘victim-less crimes’. They point to a tiny fraction of sex workers who actually might be involved by choice. They selectively read history to find some tiny minority, somewhere, at some time, who gained something in the sex business.

The very selectiveness of their attention indicates that, on some level, they know that for almost everyone, involvement in the sex industry is a terrible misfortune.

As many an old cop will say, ‘Anyone who thinks prostitution is a victimless crime, hasn’t seen it up close.'”

www.prostitutionrecovery.org, Aug. 4, 1998

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clinical Director, Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation, 1999-present
  • Former Psychiatric Nurse, Dammasch State Hospital, Oregon
  • Former Psychiatric Nurse, Justice Center Jail, Washington
Education:
  • RN, School unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?
  2. Is Prostitution a Victimless Crime?