Award Date

5-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Department

Criminal Justice

First Committee Member

Alexis Kennedy, Chair

Second Committee Member

William H. Sousa

Third Committee Member

Tamara Madensen

Graduate Faculty Representative

Kimberly A. Barchard

Number of Pages

77

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influence attitudes towards prostitution. Students from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of British Columbia (N=591) were compared based on their responses to the Attitudes Towards Prostitution (ATP) Scale and by demographic differences. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) identified significant differences in ethnicity, religiosity, and certain sexual experiences. Regression analysis revealed location of students and religiosity were significant predictors of attitudes.

Keywords

Attitudes; Criminal justice; Hypersexuality; Johns; Las Vegas; Nevada; Prostitutes' customers; Prostitutes; Prostitution

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Language

English


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