Female prostitution and victimization: A realist analysis

Matthews, Roger A. (2015) Female prostitution and victimization: A realist analysis. International Review of Victimology, 21 (1). pp. 85-100. ISSN 0269-7580. (doi:10.1177/0269758014547994) (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

Women involved in prostitution are amongst the most victimized groups in society. However, there are some commentators who present it as a non-victim crime. Although subject to multiple forms of victimization, prostitutes are often not considered to be ‘suitable victims’ by the authorities. Even those who are victims of sex trafficking are poorly treated, and the responses to the European Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings have been uneven and inconsistent. The issue of victimization raises the issue of coercion and the extent to which women involved in prostitution can be said to give their full consent when providing sexual services for payment.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0269758014547994
Uncontrolled keywords: Coercion, consent, prostitution, sex work, victimization, violence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51943 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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