Retrieved 26 September For other uses, see The Procuress. Where prostitution is decriminalized or regulated , procuring may or may not be legal. At the procuress , by Jan van Bijlert , second quarter of 17th century. Some scholars and sex workers' rights advocates dispute portrayals of third-party agents as violent and extremely committed to a pimp subculture, finding them inaccurate exaggerations used to foster harmful policies. The presence of gangs and weapons and drugs is a virtual guarantee when prostitutes are present, which is why many law-enforcement agencies advocate taking an aggressive stance against prostitutes. Compounding Malfeasance in office Miscarriage of justice Misprision Obstruction Perjury Perverting the course of justice. Sex offender registry Sex offender registries in the United States. Some pimp businesses have an internal structure — built around violence — for dealing with rule breakers.