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What is prostitution Prostitution is the After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the importation thereof into or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited This is from section one of the eighteenth amendment of the constitution making alcohol illegal in the United States To this day it is still the only amendment ever to be repealed Why didnt prohibition work Because you cant take away the publics right to sin and to live there lives the way they see fit The same thing can be said for prostitution which like alcohol consumption or gambling is a victimless crime Many say that one of the main reasons prostitution is illegal is because it might bring a bad element to the area that it takes place in but if we look at other countries and cities that allow it this couldnt be further from the truth Rollin M Perkins author of the book Criminal Law sites that while our government fights the war on prostitution attempting to make it completely illegal other major countries such as England and Scotland only regulate the industry Does this make crime run rampant in these other countries Well Englands crime rate is significantly lower than that of the United States in fact a recent study showed that there are more murders in New York city in one day alone than in all of one year in England Contrary to popular belief prostitution is illegal in only forty-nine of our countries fifty states In Carson City and Reno Nevada prostitution is legal but still regulated There are houses on the outskirts of these two cities often referred to as brothels in which soliciting prostitution is as legal as going out to eat for dinner The government
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