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

Katherine Raymond Biography

Title:
Former Special Adviser to British Home Secretary David Blunkett
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We should pilot managed areas such as in the Netherlands, regularly patrolled by police, where sex workers are given an area where they can safely take their customers. These so-called red light zones have their problems. But their existence can help reduce crime, and enhance the women’s safety.

Politicians are fond of telling people that theirs is a world of hard choices. It is time they made this one.”

The Observer, Dec. 17, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Special Adviser, British Home Secretary David Blunkett, 2001-2004
  • Helped produce the British Home Office’s prostitution consultation paper “Paying the Price.”
  • Former Director, Social Market Foundation
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Tolerance Zones like Red-Light Districts Be Created?