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Authorities Target Customers to Curb Prostitution

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Authorities Target Customers to Curb Prostitution

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Authorities Target Customers to Curb Prostitution

Authorities Target Customers to Curb Prostitution

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An increasing number of cities and states are focusing on the demand side of paid sex. Chicago's police department posts the names, pictures and addresses of johns on a special Web site. In San Francisco, johns attend a special school run by former prostitutes. But which programs are effective?

Guests:

Norma Hotaling, founder of SAGE, the Standing Against Global Exploitation Project; was involved in the sex trade as an adult and exploited through prostitution as a child

Juhu Thukral, director of Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York

Martin Monto, sociology professor at the University of Portland; chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

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