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Men who buy sex commit more crimes, study finds
Reuters ^ | 7/20/11

Posted on 07/20/2011 7:37:45 AM PDT by markomalley

Men who pay for sex are more likely than men who do not pay for sex to commit a variety of offenses including violent crimes against women, according to research conducted in the Boston area.

The study, released this week, was based on interviews with 202 men conducted by the nonprofit group Prostitution Research and Education and was led by Melissa Farley, a clinical psychologist and anti-prostitution activist.

Buyers and non-buyers of commercial sex from the Boston area were paired by age, education and ethnicity to compare their perceptions of women after voluntarily joining the study. About half the men paid for sex and the other half did not.

Men who paid for sex were more likely to report having committed felonies and misdemeanors, including crimes related to violence against women and those related to substance abuse, assault and weapons, the study found.

The study was designed, among other things, to test attitudes of men who buy sex. It found that as a group, they share certain attitudes and behavioral tendencies different from their non-buying peers.

Almost three in four of the sex buyers reported they learned about sex from pornography, whereas only 54 percent of the non-buyers did so.

(Excerpt) Read more at old.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: crime; dncrico; moralabsolutes; prostitution; sex

1 posted on 07/20/2011 7:37:46 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Or people who commit crimes buy more sex.


2 posted on 07/20/2011 7:39:59 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: markomalley

So in summation...criminals commit crimes??

Astounding!

I wonder how much taxpayer money funded this study...


3 posted on 07/20/2011 7:41:09 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: markomalley

It’s never free.

Interesting research; doubtful data.


4 posted on 07/20/2011 7:41:09 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: markomalley

So how many tax payer dollars were pi$$ed away so thesew ‘geniuses’ could ‘discover’ that people who are willing to break one law are often willing to break other laws as well?


5 posted on 07/20/2011 7:41:10 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: markomalley

So all of those WWII vets that bought that stuff all over the world turned into criminals, who knew///????? Another damn stupid study paid for by tax dollars, no doubt.


6 posted on 07/20/2011 7:43:09 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: markomalley
No matter which way you look at it, it always comes back to the damn womens.

Can't live with 'em, can't herd 'em all into Canada.

7 posted on 07/20/2011 7:43:27 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: markomalley
Men who buy sex commit more crimes, study finds

Why'd they need a study? All they needed to do is look at Congress.

8 posted on 07/20/2011 7:44:32 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t find it surprising that criminal risk-takers are highly specialialized and overly discriminating.


9 posted on 07/20/2011 7:44:37 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Loud Mime

” Interesting research; doubtful data. “

Ya think???

[”was led by Melissa Farley, a clinical psychologist and anti-prostitution activist”]


10 posted on 07/20/2011 7:44:44 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: WayneS
So how many tax payer dollars were pi$$ed away so thesew ‘geniuses’ could ‘discover’ that people who are willing to break one law are often willing to break other laws as well?

Well...

Yes, it is a waste of government money.

Having said that, though, if the populations are statistically valid, if the methodology is sound, and if the data was accurately compiled and interpreted, it would tend to counter the argument about prostitution being a victimless crime.

A lot of if's and I haven't looked at the report, so I don't know if any or all of the "if's" are met.

11 posted on 07/20/2011 7:45:42 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: muir_redwoods
"are" should be "aren't"

sort of a critical fail on my part

12 posted on 07/20/2011 7:46:29 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Loud Mime

Agreed, you’re going to pay for it one way or another!!


13 posted on 07/20/2011 7:49:32 AM PDT by refermech
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To: markomalley

Is it because buying sex is a crime?


14 posted on 07/20/2011 7:52:36 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: laotzu

Keep them out of Canada.

Send them to Alaska.


15 posted on 07/20/2011 7:56:59 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: stuartcr

So this was reported in ‘old.news’? LOL!


16 posted on 07/20/2011 7:57:04 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: refermech
Agreed, you’re going to pay for it one way or another!!

Some would say everyone is a prostitute in one form or another. A person who has a job is a prostitute for their employer. A person who owns a business is a prostitute for his customers and the government who taxes him/her. A person who sits on their but and collects welfare is a prostitute for the Democrats.

The sex trade in general demeans human beings. Some on FR seem to think marriage (which is honorable in God's eyes) does the same.

17 posted on 07/20/2011 7:57:33 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: WayneS

Put this in the same “duh” category as the study that showed the highest crime cities vote democrat and the lowest crime cities are politically conservative.


18 posted on 07/20/2011 8:00:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: markomalley

I didn’t know they were buying it so much as merely renting it.


19 posted on 07/20/2011 8:07:00 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: markomalley

Gee, ya think? They’re also louder, more obnoxious and have a MUCH higher opinion of their own coolness and sexual prowess than warranted, generally, by the evidence.

As I tell my daughters’ suitors, “There are guys and there are men. If you’re committed to being a man, we’ll get along just fine.”

Colonel, USAFR


20 posted on 07/20/2011 8:20:30 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: markomalley

‘Cause he gets up in the morning,
And he goes to work at nine,
And he comes back home at five-thirty,
Gets the same train every time.
‘Cause his world is built ‘round punctuality,
It never fails.

And he’s oh, so good,
And he’s oh, so fine,
And he’s oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He’s a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.

And his mother goes to meetings,
While his father balls the maid,
And she stirs the tea with councilors,
While discussing foreign trade,
And she passes looks, as well as bills
At every suave young man

‘Cause he’s oh, so good,
And he’s oh, so fine,
And he’s oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He’s a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.

And he likes his own backyard,
And he likes his fags the best,
‘Cause he’s better than the rest,
And his own sweat smells the best,
And he hopes to grab his father’s loot,
When Pater passes on.

‘Cause he’s oh, so good,
And he’s oh, so fine,
And he’s oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He’s a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.

And he plays at stocks and shares,
And he goes to the Regatta,
And he adores the girl next door,
‘Cause he’s dying to get at her,
But his mother knows the best about
The matrimonial stakes.

‘Cause he’s oh, so good,
And he’s oh, so fine,
And he’s oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He’s a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.


21 posted on 07/20/2011 8:30:48 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: markomalley

“led by Melissa Farley, a clinical psychologist and anti-prostitution activist.”

Tht says the ‘study” is pure bullshit!


22 posted on 07/20/2011 8:38:53 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: markomalley

Classic correlation/causation issues here, methinks.


23 posted on 07/20/2011 8:41:18 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: markomalley

Don’t we all pay for it, one way or another???

Maybe not to the extent the report is stating (insinuating), but more in an overall scheme of things???

My wife would say (joking) that she earns every single handbag she has bought in the last ten years to what goes on behind closed doors...ehem, with me...;-)

And to tell the truth, she is worth a lot more to me than handbags...


24 posted on 07/20/2011 8:46:19 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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25 posted on 07/20/2011 8:46:20 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Us married guys tend to consider bartering to be the best way.


26 posted on 07/20/2011 8:58:18 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: dalereed
“led by Melissa Farley, a clinical psychologist and anti-prostitution activist.”

Tht says the ‘study” is pure bullshit!

Because true studies can only be led by pro prostitution activists?

And of course, by your thinking, anything put out by anyone is BS because everyone has a bias.

Forget examining methodology, just declare everything irrelevant.

Studies about cancer treatments are automatically BS... if they are put out by cancer survivors...

27 posted on 07/20/2011 9:41:24 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: dalereed
“led by Melissa Farley, a clinical psychologist and anti-prostitution activist.”

As statistical analysts say "correlation is not causation".

More likely the kind of guy who can't hold a job won't have much luck staying in a relationship either.

28 posted on 07/20/2011 9:48:13 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: markomalley
Almost three in four of the sex buyers reported they learned about sex from pornography, whereas only 54 percent of the non-buyers did so.

*******************************************

I can imagine that would have a negative influence.

29 posted on 07/20/2011 9:48:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MrEdd
Because true studies can only be led by pro prostitution activists?

Because studies carried out by people with a serious agenda need much more independent verification than studies carried out by people who do not have an interest in the outcome.

30 posted on 07/20/2011 9:50:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: markomalley

Almost three in four of the sex buyers reported they learned about sex from pornography, whereas only 54 percent of the non-buyers did so.


75% vs 54%, is that really much of a difference. Notice the way they present it to make it seem like a difference.


31 posted on 07/20/2011 9:52:03 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: MrEdd

“Studies about cancer treatments are automatically BS”

I have lung cancer and consider treatments currently used by oncologists to be nothing short of murder.


32 posted on 07/20/2011 9:53:46 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: PapaBear3625
Was this study smeared by the poster in question after having studied what verification exists for the information presented, or was the dismissal ad-hominem?

Could the poster conceivably have an agenda?

Could you or I?

33 posted on 07/20/2011 9:57:45 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: dalereed
Your statement is BS because you have skin in the game.
Because you care you must be assumed to be wrong and I do not need to produce any evidence to show that.

Wow! this is easy.

34 posted on 07/20/2011 10:01:10 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

I still coonsider oncologists to be murderers!


35 posted on 07/20/2011 10:02:51 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Then stay away from oncologists, they probably don’t think very highly of you, either.


36 posted on 07/20/2011 12:53:24 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: markomalley

Not surprised. Placemark for pingout.


37 posted on 07/20/2011 11:00:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: markomalley

Everyone buys sex, it’s just a matter of how you pay.


38 posted on 07/20/2011 11:04:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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