Regulation defined. -- General description of the system. -- Regulation in Berlin. -- Compulsory and voluntary inscription. -- The Sittenpolizei (Morals Police). -- Variations from the Berlin system. -- The Paris system. -- Additional variations. -- Lack of legal sanction. -- Administrative punishment. -- Liberality of regulation in Vienna. -- Varying size of the morals police division. -- No approved system of regulation. -- All alike arbitrary in character. -- Inscription lists relatively small. -- General tendency downwards. -- Objections to regulation from standpoint of rescue and preventive effort. -- Objections to summary police process. -- The inscription of minors. -- So-called clandestine prostitution. -- Omissions. -- Disappearances. -- External order in regulated cities. -- Failure of regulation to affect conditions. -- Regulation inconsistent with strict order on streets. -- Arrests for infraction of rules.
I HAVE thus far endeavored to convey some notion of the complexity and extent of modern prostitution and to point out the peculiar difficulties that attend an effort to deal with it on simple lines. I have described the measures now beginning to be taken to diminish demand, to abridge supply, and to interfere with efforts to exploit the existing supply. Endeavor in these various directions looks to gradual amelioration of the situation now generally existing in large cities. Meanwhile, prostitution is a phenomenon that must be dealt with by every municipal government. What are the methods employed in Europe and with what results?
Generally speaking, two opposite policies are employed: regulation and abolition. The former endeav