Last updated on: 4/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Sheila Jeffreys, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Legalisation leads to massive expansion. Once prostitution is legitimised as an acceptable commercial practice, few ethical barriers exist to prevent newly brutal forms of exploitation.”

The Guardian, May 15, 2004

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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:
  • Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Melbourne, 1991-present
  • Member, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Australia
Education:
  • PhD, University of Manchester
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Pornography Prostitution?