Social Deterrents to Crime

The city of Chicago is trying to curb prostitution by posting the pictures of men arrested for soliciting prostitutes.

Chicago Police Department – CLEARpath –

How well it works is going to depend on what type of man usually visits a prostitute.  I would think factors that would make a difference are:

  • Do they have wives and children?
  • Do their friends think visiting a prostitute is ok, cool, terrible, brave, fun, …
  • Do they tell their family and friends that they visit prostitutes?  Don’t assume they don’t!
  • Would it affect their employment at all?
  • Do their friends, family, and employers have easy internet access?
  • Do they have easy internet access?