Prosecuting Prostitution with Undercover Police

TitleProsecuting Prostitution with Undercover Police
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCriminal Justice , Privacy and Surveillance , PROFESSIONAL ethics
AbstractIn Spotsylvania, Virginia, the local police force sent out undercover officers out to catch prostitutes by posing as customers. To gain evidence that could be used in court, the undercover officers paid for and received sexual services. Is this an effective way of cutting down on prostitution, or does it compromise the integrity of the police force and and put the undercover officers' health at risk unnecessarily?
NotesCase from the Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2007. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2007
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