Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard Poulin, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Sociology at the University of Ottawa
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“It’s not the law that puts women at risk, but the nature of prostitution itself. Prostitution is violence – it’s how the women are recruited and held in check.”

Edmonton Sun, June 19, 2005

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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:
  • Professor of Sociology, University of Ottawa
  • Webmaster, Art Council, University of Ottawa
Education:
  • PhD, Université de Montréal, 1984
  • MA, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1978
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Legal Prostitution Lead to Human Trafficking and Slavery?