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The Crime of Prostitution Prostitution is considered the oldest profession in the world There are accounts of this crime in all parts of the world with references to it in most cultures even the Bible has accounts of prostitution Christian Growth Study Bible1997 Prostitution isnt illegal all over the world but it is in most US states It is considered to be immoral a crime against women and many other things The sex industry is a very old profession It is managed by prostitutes pimps and the johns the customers for sex It is considered a victimless crime even though some would disagree after viewing the quality of life and abuse that is evident in prostitution Many times the prostitutes are beaten by pimps and raped by johns Most prostitutes do not even get the money that they earn It is criminal because of its offensiveness to others and it can hurt business owners that have establishments near them It is also damaging to the moral fiber of our society Indiana criminal code refers to prostitution as being when a person knowingly or intentionally performs offers or agrees to perform Sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct or fondles offers or agrees to fondle the genitals of another It is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor or a Class D felony if the person has two prior convictions for prostitutionIndiana Criminal Code Sic Prostitution is criminalized by most other states under the same type of code There are different views on the problem of prostitution One point of view that says the problem lies with the prostitutes Other people say the clients of prostitution are to blame and that the prostitutes are victims Some say that the government should not intervene with prostitution because it is a personal matter One type of prostitution is street prostitution Street prostitution makes up about 10-20 percent of all prostitution Meyer1997 This type of prostitution is simple to understand
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