Taking the Crime Out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers' Fight for Decriminalisation (Hardback)

by Gillian Abel, Lisa Fitzgerald, Cheryl Brunton, Catherine Healy

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New Zealand was the first country in the world to decriminalise all sectors of sex work. Previous criminal or civil laws governing sex work and related offences were revoked in 2003 and sex workers became subject to the same controls and regulations as any other occupational group. This book provides an in-depth look at New Zealand's experience of decriminalisation. It provides first hand views and experience on this policy from the point of view of those involved in the sex industry, as well as people involved in developing, implementing, researching and reviewing the policies. Valuable comparisons pre- and post-decriminalisation are made, based on research in the sex industry prior to decriminalisation. Presenting an example of radical legal reform in an area of current policy debate this book will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates in criminal justice, political science, sociology, gender studies and social policy as well as policy makers and activists.

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Published
19/05/2010

Publisher
Policy Press

ISBN
9781847423344


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