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Policing, planning and sex: Governing bodies, spatially

Crofts, Penny, Hubbard, Philip, Prior, Jason (2013) Policing, planning and sex: Governing bodies, spatially. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 46 (1). pp. 51-69. ISSN 0004-8658. (doi:10.1177/0004865812469974) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36623)

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Abstract

Literatures on the regulation of conduct have tended to focus on the role of policing and theenforcement of criminal law. This paper instead emphasizes the importance of planning inshaping conduct, using the example of how planning shapes sexual conduct to demonstratethat planning can, in different times and places, exercise police-type powers. We illustrate thisby analysing the regulation of brothels in Sydney and Parramatta, NSW, Australia, providing acase study of spaces of sexuality that historically were constructed and regulated as criminal,but have since become lawful. This paper examines the ways in which these transitions in lawhave been differently expressed and accomplished through local planning enforcement. Inmaking such arguments, the paper emphasizes not only the potential for planners to act likepolice, but also the capacity of planning to supplant policing as a key technique of governmentality.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0004865812469974
Uncontrolled keywords: brothels, local government, planning, policing, regulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 10:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36623 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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