Lecture12 Econ 327 - Victimless Crime Definition: All...

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1 Victimless Crime Definition: All parties to the transaction are willing participants: there is no coercion, violent or otherwise, involved .
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2 The Market for Prostitution Demand Tastes Nos. of consumers Prices of related goods Income Information Supply Costs of doing business Expected value of punishment Nos. of suppliers Information
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3 The survey showed that of those involved in prostitution: 89% wanted to escape, but did not have other options for survival 65% to 95% had been sexually assaulted as children 70% to 95% were physically assaulted 60% to 75% were raped 88% experienced verbal abuse and social contempt 68% met criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder. The severity of symptoms was in the same range as combat veterans seeking treatment, battered women seeking shelter, rape survivors, and refugees from state-organized torture The San Francisco Women's Center Survey of 854 people currently or recently involved in prostitution in Canada, Colombia, Germany,
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ECON 327 taught by Professor Malone during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Lecture12 Econ 327 - Victimless Crime Definition: All...

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