Last updated on: 2/23/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Wendy C. Garfinkle, MA, MFA Biography

Title:
Crime Analyst at the Broward County Sheriff's Office
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Prostitution should be legalized and called something less derogatory, such as ‘Sex Worker’ or ‘Licensed Companions’…

Prostitution is, at its core, a simple transaction – a trade of money for a service. As long as all parties are of legal age and ability to consent, according to the laws of the land in which it occurs, since when is a simple transaction a crime?.”

“Here Are the Reasons Why I Think Prostitution Should Be Legalized,” wendycgarfinkle.com, Nov. 4, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance copy editor and proofreader, Grammar Goddess Editing, 2016-present
  • Crime Analyst, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Oakland Park, FL, Jan. 2014-present
  • Author, proofreader, and editor, Booktrope, Sep. 2013-May 2016
  • Volunteer copy editor, Hippocampus Magazine, Aug. 2011-Mar. 2014
  • Admin. Support, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Oakland Park, FL, May 2005-Jan. 2014
  • Public Safety Officer, Nova Southeastern University, Aug. 2004-May 2005
  • Copy Editor, Times Record News, Oct. 1999-June 2001
Education:
  • MA/MFA, Creative Writing, Wilkes University, 2012
  • MA, Criminal Justice, Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • BA, Criminal Justice, Midwestern State University, 2004
Other:
  • Member, Editorial Freelancers’ Association
  • Member, American Copy Editors’ Society
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution a Victimless Crime?