Prostitution is the act of offering sexual services to an individual in exchange for goods, services or money. Worldwide, prostitution generates more than $100 billion in revenue per year. The practices of prostitution vary greatly from one country to another. In some countries prostitution is legal; however, the practice is considered a very serious crime that is punishable by death in some countries. Today in the United States, the practice is illegal except a few jurisdictions in Nevada State (Weitzer 7). Some people believe that legalizing the sex industry would provide many benefits, while there are others who have identified numerous negatives of a legalized prostitution.