Last updated on: 12/1/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Steven D. Pinkerton, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he evidence from Nevada suggests that decriminalization, in tandem with legal regulatory schemes, would better protect the health and safety of both prostitutes and their customers.”

Sexual Rights in America, 2003

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:
  • Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Director, Center for AIDS Intervention Research Cost-Effectiveness Studies Core
  • Director, Center for AIDS Intervention Research Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Education:
  • PhD, Personality Psychology, UCLA, 1995
  • MA, Psychology, UCLA, 1993
  • MS, Computer Science, UCLA, 1992
  • MA, Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1986
  • BA, Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution a Threat to Marriage?
  2. Should People Have a Right to Become Prostitutes?