OSHKOSH - Soon after Dean Smith arrived at the Oshkosh Police Department last year, he noticed how officers were fighting prostitution. The agency had made more arrests than almost every other Wisconsin police department, but often those swept up in the crackdown were women. Relatively few men, typically the prostitutes' clients, had faced pressure in recent years. Similar gender gaps in prostitution arrests were common across Wisconsin a decade ago.
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Selecting a term
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