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Sex Worker Victimization, Modes of Working, and Location in New South Wales, Australia: A Geography of Victimization

Prior, Jason, Hubbard, Philip, Birch, Philip (2012) Sex Worker Victimization, Modes of Working, and Location in New South Wales, Australia: A Geography of Victimization. Journal of Sex Research, 50 (6). pp. 574-586. ISSN 0022-4499. (doi:10.1080/00224499.2012.668975) (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:36658)

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Abstract

This article examines the association among victimization, modes of sex working, and the locations used by sex workers through an analysis of ‘‘Ugly Mug’’ reports detailing 528 crimeacts in 333 reported incidents in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. These forms, volun-tarily lodged between 2000 and 2008 by members of NSW’s estimated 10,000 sex worker population, suggest that street-based work has a higher victimization rate than other modesof working, including escort work, work in commercial premises, and private work. Although this ostensibly supports the commonly held view that ‘‘outdoor’’ working is more dangerousthan ‘‘indoor’’ work, this analysis suggests that most instances of victimization actually occurin private spaces. Hence, it is argued that risks of victimization in sex work are in?uenced bya variety of environmental characteristics relating to concealment, control, and isolation,suggesting that not all off-street locations are equally safe. The article accordingly concludes with recommendations for prostitution policy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00224499.2012.668975
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 11:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36658 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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