Strategies for Fighting Prostitution

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Columbus police are focusing on customers, or "johns," as a way to crack down on prostitution in the city.

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Through nationwide partnerships, the FBI recently recovered 105 children around the US who had been forced into prostitution. Likewise looking to crack down on prostitution, the Columbus police announced a new focus: the customers. This hour we’ll learn how targeting “johns” can help clean up the city, and how a specialized court transforms former offenders.

Guest

  • Lieutenant Mark Lang, Columbus Division of Police
  • Michael Shively, researcher at ABT Associates
  • Martin Monto, sociology professor at University of Portland
  • Judge Paul Herbert, Franklin County Municipal Court

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  • adult female

    As a result of the concentration on the male consumers of this trade &/or iterations of the CATCH Court — in Columbus, Ohio or elsewhere — what have been measurable results? Also, what additional information can you provide to describe what you have called Thistle in Nashville?