Problem

Exploitation of the prostitution of others

Other Names:
Pandering
Promoting prostitution
Facilitating prostitution
Procurement
Pimping
Nature:

Procurers and pimps, who both victimize prostitutes and live off their earnings, are rarely arrested or charged with a crime even though it is they who cause much of the violence and abuse that prostitutes suffer. Almost all the money derived from prostitution is controlled and used by the pimps, and the "prohibitionist" system, as exists in the USA (with the exception of Nevada), is morally hypocritical, as it acknowledges the need for and inevitability of prostitution but still makes it illegal. Thus the women who practice it are punished while the men who derived profit and pleasure from it, the procurers and customers, are virtually ignored in both the eyes of the law and in society.

Narrower Problems:
Criminal sex rings
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 13:48 CEST