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Prostitution and Its Impact on Society-A Criminological Perspective

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, karnataka Science College, Dharwad, Karnataka State, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 31-39, March,14 (2013)


Long before Rome introduced the system of licensing prostitutes ancient India had a fully organized state agency to control prostitutes and make them pay tax to the government. But this profession and those who visited prostitutes were looked down upon society. Only the arts of dancing and music in which these professionals were masters were honoured. But in the Muslim period, prostitution became more widespread than in ancient India, In the present day this profession in legally forbidden and important court judgments have defined a “brothel” as a place “resorted to by persons of both sexes of the purpose of prostitution who are strangers to the occupancy.” This means that both, the women and men, have to go to this place to constitute a “brothel” in the light of above an attempt will be taken to analyze the problem of prostitution and tries to suggest reducing such problems.


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