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Correcting Problematic Social Policy

The outlawing of slavery and extending voting rights to women seem to indicate that ethics can have beneficial results. Give an example from the past that indicates a similar result or a current social policy that might be regarded as wrong, which therefore needs to be changed. Give your reasons and indicate which ethical theory you believe provides the best support for your view.

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The Social Policy on Prostitution

In the US, all states except Nevada have classified prostitution as illegal and are classed as a form of misdemeanour. Additionally, in all states except Nevada, it is considered as a public order crime wherein prostitution becomes a public issue for it disrupts the social order of communities. In Nevada however, only certain counties allow for licenses of brothels, counties including Clark County (Las Vegas), Washoe (Reno), Carson City, Douglas and Lincoln also label it as a misdemeanour. There are 3 main kinds of prostitution - street, brothel and escort services. How these women (and children) get into the ...

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The solution is a 519-word narrative that discusses the age-old problem of prostitution in the US using a consequentialist perspective. Policies in prostitution - legality, for instance, is discussed in this narrative as problematic using consequentialism as a perspective to propose a different approach. References are listed for additional information. A word version is also attached.