Policing prostitution: Ten years on

Matthews, Roger A. (2005) Policing prostitution: Ten years on. British Journal of Criminology, 45 (6). pp. 877-895. ISSN 0007-0955. (doi:10.1093/bjc/azi046) (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)

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Abstract

During the 1970s and 1980s, a number of vice squads emerged in different locations in England and Wales to respond to the growing public concern about street prostitution. They adopted an essentially enforcement approach which was aimed predominantly at female prostitutes. During the 1990s, however, the nature of police intervention has changed, as they have become increasingly involved in developing multi-agency responses to prostitution. There has also been a significant growth in the last decade of specialist agencies designed to support street prostitutes. This development has produced a changing regulatory framework in which the nature of prostitution and the conception of the female prostitute have been subject to re-examination. In this article, developments in the policing of prostitution over the last decade are reviewed and emerging trends in the regulation of prostitution are identified.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjc/azi046
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 10:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36930 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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