"The exponential growth of sexual commerce, migration and movement of people into the sex industry, as well as localised concerns about transactional sex, are key areas of interest across the urban west. Given the complex regulatory frameworks under-which the sex industry manifests, the role of the police is significant. Policing the Sex Industry draws on the research and expertise of academics and practitioners, presenting advanced scholarship across a range of countries and spaces. Unpicking the relationship between police practice and commercial sex whilst speaking to the current policy agendas, Policing the Sex Industry explores key issues including: trafficking, decriminalisation, localised impacts of punitive policing approaches, uneven policing approaches, hate-crime approaches and the impact of policing on trans sex workers.A dynamic and incisive contribution to existing research, Policing the Sex Industry will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers at all levels, interested in fields including Criminology, Sociology, Gender Politics and Women's Studies"--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction: policing the sex industry: tackling exploitation, facilitating safety? / TEELA SANDERS part Part I Protection through policing: plurality and pragmatism chapter 1 Policing sex work in Britain: a patchwork approach / ALEX FEIS-BRYCE chapter 2 Trans sex workers in the UK: security, services and safety / MARY LAING chapter 3 Beyond hate: policing sex work, protection and hate crime / ROSIE CAMPBELL chapter 4 Decriminalisation, policing and sex work in New Zealand / LYNZI ARMSTRONG chapter 5 'Not in our name': findings from Wales supporting the decriminalisation of sex work / TRACEY SAGAR part Part II Policing Operations, Enforcement and Austerity chapter 6 Policing the absence of the victim: an ethnography of raids in sex trafficking operations / JULIA LESER chapter 7 Trafficking, pimping, sex work and the police: street prostitutes' perceptions in Las Vegas / ANDREW L. SPIVAK chapter 8 Condoms as evidence, condoms as a crowbar / SYNNØVE JAHNSEN chapter 9 Gentrification and the criminalization of sex work: exploring the sanitization of sex work in Kings Cross with the use of ASBOs and CBOs / LUCY NEVILLE AND ERIN SANDERS-MCDONAGH.