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NCJ Number: 229558 Find in a Library
Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Buying Sex
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:159-172
Author(s): Johanna Niemi
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 14
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the language used in discussions on prostitution, trafficking, and buying sex.
Abstract: This article explores the discourse on prostitution, trafficking, and buying sex. Buying sex or the purchase of sexual services, as the law says, has been a criminal act in Sweden since 1999. In the summer of 2006 Finland followed the lead, making it a crime to purchase sex from a person who has been subjected to trafficking or procuring. These reforms give a signal that the customers are responsible for increasing the international sex trade, but as the author argues, the commercial language used by the law makers may be a double-edged sword. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Sex offenses
Index Term(s): Consumer courts (Sweden); Cultural influences; Finland; Laws and Statutes; Prostitution; Prostitution across international borders; Sexual assault; Society-crime relationships
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