„Sponsoring” – forma prostytucji czy patologii spolecznej? Proba oceny zjawiska
"SPONSORING " - A FORM OF PROSTITUTION OR SOCIAL PATHOLOGY? ATTEMPT TO ASSESS THE PHENOMENON
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“Social pathology” is not a new phenomenon, but in recent times it has been viewed by criminal justice professionals, sociologists, lawyers, social workers, and general public to be a serious social problem. „Social pathology” is an elastic concept. It means different things, at different times and in different places. “Sponsoring” is one of the forms of social pathology. It is sometimes linked with prostitution, because it has many of its features. “Sponsoring” just as prostitution is very hard to find out and prove, because both subjects are strongly motivated to hide it. This phenomenon concerns mostly environment of students. They often “sell themselves” for tuition, gifts, books or for money for studies. For the research made among students of the Faculty of Law and Administration were asked if they knew the phenomenon of “sponsoring”, how do they evaluate it and is it popular in their environment. The students prepared their own definition of “sponsoring”. Other questions concerns their opinion about the sources of this form of social pathology, the subjects of “sponsoring” and what are the characteristic predispositions to become a “sponsor” or a person sponsored. The research was made among a group of 107 students, both male and female. This article includes the results of the research.
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