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Decriminalization of Prostitution in Canada Name ID No. Course Tutor Institution Date Introduction Prostitution, which is essentially the buying and selling of sex, has been a subject of debate in many countries worldwide. In some countries, prostitution has grown into a multi-million dollar industry, attracting a large number of prostitutes and clients.
This is a topic of legislative debate across many countries, and it is unlikely that the contest will end soon. In Canada, there are groups calling for the striking off segments of the Criminal Code, mainly sections 210 to 213, which criminalize prostitution and related activities in order to protect sex workers and their clients (Betteridge, 2005, p. 11). On the other hand, there are others who are against the decriminalization of prostitution as this will only expose the prostitutes and the general public to greater risks. This weighty matter has left lawmakers and other stakeholders at crossroads. The main aim of this paper is to contribute to the debate on whether or not these activities should be decriminalized in Canada by arguing against the decriminalization. Decimalization of prostitution poses a major threat to the life and security of women, promotes sex trafficking, increases child prostitution and helps to expand the sex industry. Decriminalizing of prostitution will thus prove costly in the long run. ...
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