SOC 012-Stripping-Prostitution

SOC 012-Stripping-Prostitution - Jackie Diaz SOC 012 How...

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Jackie Diaz 12/13/07 SOC 012 How Stripping Can Lead to Prostitution Prostitution refers to indiscriminate sex on a commercial basis and is illegal in every state, except for Nevada where there exist government run brothels. In comparison to the average woman, prostitution is both more subjectively acceptable and objectively possible for women employed as strippers. By definition, subjective availability refers to one’s willingness to engage in crime, whereas objective possibility refers to whether or not one possesses or has access to the skills, contacts, resources, etc. that make engaging in crime possible. The components of objective possibility that explain why women employed as strippers are more likely to become prostitutes are access to illegitimate learning and performance structures, and types of crime opportunities. The three major components of subjective availability that help explain this are self-conceptions, neutralizations, and risks. With regard to objective possibility, strippers have access to learning environments conducive to becoming a prostitute. These environments provide the preparatory knowledge and contacts for trying out or practicing prostitution. First and foremost, this is evident through the fact that by working in a strip club, strippers are
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