Is it time to decriminalize prostitution? – Big Think

Today, prostitution is illegal in the majority of the United States, but the New York State Senate has two bills looking to decriminalize prostitution throughout the state. One bill would decriminalize selling sex while maintaining punitive measures on buying or promoting sex. The other would decriminalize the entire sex trade.
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Funding of Rape-Kit Testing Leads to 1,000 Arrests | The Crime Report

Languishing evidence in 100,000 sexual assault cases around the U.S. has been sent for DNA testing with money from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and federal authorities, leading to more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years. Another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits await testing,
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See also Cyrus Vance report

John Jay College on Vimeo

Video from 2 symposiums:

Crime in America and The Hidden Costs of the Criminal Justice System.

Day 1 of the Guggenheim Symposium

0:57 minute mark criminogenic effect of prison

0:59 min Research on mass incarceration

1:09 h:m prison doesn’t work

1:26 h:m restorative justice – can it restore and fix fear?

3:08 h:m violence in America

5:40 h:m mass shooting** excellent for CRJ-302

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