This book brings together chapters by academics, researchers and practitioners to analyse how crimes such as sex work, domestic violence and rape and sexual assault have risen up the Government agenda in recent years. For example, the 'Paying the Price' consultation exercise on sex work in 2004, and recent legislation around sex crimes, including the Sex Offences Act (2003). This is a multi-disciplinary, social scientific, pro-feminist collection, which draws upon practice, empirical research, documentary analysis and overviews of research in the areas of sex work and sexual violence. Within Sex as Crime there are two distinct sub-sections: 'Sex for Sale' and 'Sex as Violence', but the broader and overriding link of sex as crime remains a paramount theme that spans the collection.

Chapters include discussions of the impact of new regulations on street sex workers, and of street sex work on community residents, the use of the internet by men who pay for sex and men who sell it, sexual violence and identity, sex crimes against children and protecting children online and working with sex offenders. Other chapters explore reasons for such offending behaviour.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134002313
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 408
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction Problematising sex: introducing sex as crime Gayle Letherby Letherby, Gayle Kate Williams Williams, Kate Philip Birch Birch, Philip Maureen Cain Cain, Maureen 1

Pt. 1 Sex for Sale

Introduction Sex for sale Kate Williams Williams, Kate Maureen Cain Cain, Maureen Philip Birch Birch, Philip Gayle Letherby Letherby, Gayle 19

1 Reinventing the wheel: contemporary contours of prostitution regulation Jo Phoenix Phoenix, Jo 27

2 What's criminal about female indoor sex work? Teela Sanders Sanders, Teela Rosie Campbell Campbell, Rosie 47

3 Intimacy, pleasure and the men who pay for sex Sarah Earle Earle, Sarah Keith Sharp Sharp, Keith 63

4 Sex, violence and work: transgressing binaries and the vital role of services to sex workers in public policy reform Maggie O'Neill O'Neill, Maggie 80

5 The bar dancer and the trafficked migrant: globalisation and subaltern existence Flavia Agnes Agnes, Flavia 99

6 'Getting paid for sex is my kick': a qualitative study of male sex workers Aidan Wilcox Wilcox, Aidan Kris Christmann Christmann, Kris 118

7 Cosmopolitanism and trafficking of human beings for forced labour Christien van den Anker van den Anker, Christien 137

8 The sexual intentions of male sex workers: an international study of escorts who advertise on the web Victor Minichiello Minichiello, Victor P. G. Harvey Harvey, P. G. Rodrigo Marino Marino, Rodrigo 156

9 From the oblivious to the vigilante: the views, experiences and responses of residents living in areas of street sex work Kate Williams Williams, Kate 172

Pt. 2 Sex as Violence

Introduction Sex as violence Philip Birch Birch, Philip Maureen Cain Cain, Maureen Kate WilliamsWilliams, Kate Gayle Letherby Letherby, Gayle 191

10 Why do 'young people' go missing in 'child prostitution' reform? Lyvinia Rogers Elleschild Elleschild, Lyvinia Rogers 199

11 Yes, Minister, 'sex violence policy has failed': it's time for sex, violence and crime in a postmodern frame Adrian Howe Howe, Adrian 220

12 War and sex crime Jen Marchbank Jen, Marchbank 238

13 Contradictions and paradoxes: international patterns of, and responses to, reported rape cases Liz Kelly Kelly, Liz 253

14 Attachment styles, emotional loneliness and sexual offending Philip Birch Birch, Philip 280

15 Understanding women who commit sex offences Amanda Matravers Matravers, Amanda 299

16 Sexual offenders and public protection in an uncertain age Bill Hebenton Hebenton, Bill 321

17 Protecting children online: towards a safer internet Julia Davidson Davidson, Julia Elena Martellozzo Martellozzo, Elena 338

18 The 'paedophile-in-the-community' protests: press reporting and public responses Jenny Kitzinger Kitzinger, Jenny 356

Index 377

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