Sex Industry Advocates Aim to Decriminalize Prostitution in New Hampshire(2017)
There is an organized effort in New Hampshire to fully decriminalize prostitution. What that means is that all laws controlling the buying and selling of sex will be removed from the law books, making prostitution legal. Law enforcement and public officials will then have no control over if, when, and where prostitution occurs, whether it’s in massage parlors (often called spas), hotels, apartments, residences, or strip clubs. Because commercial sex will be legal, pimps and “sex workers” will be able to freely advertise prostitution services. Pimps will be able to openly recruit women and girls into prostitution, without fear of legal repercussions. If that happens, New Hampshire’s Employment Security office could suggest to unemployed women that they accept “jobs” in the sex industry, making it will be a job like any other.
- decriminalized prostitution,
- New Hampshire,
- human trafficking,
- sex trafficking,
- Criminal Law,
- Law and Gender,
- Law and Politics,
- Law and Society,
- Rule of Law,
- Sexuality and the Law,
- Social Work,
- Civic and Community Engagement,
- Community-Based Research,
- Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence,
- Gender and Sexuality,
- Inequality and Stratification and
- Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Publication DateFebruary 10, 2017
Citation InformationRoy-Williams, Kelly, Thompson, Lisa, Hughes, Donna M. (2017, February 10). Sex industry advocates aim to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire. Citizens Against Trafficking in New Hampshire.
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