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NCJ Number: 119616 Find in a Library
Title: Prostitution and Allied Offenses: The Overenforcement and Underenforcement of Unjust Law: The United Kingdom Experience (From Crime and Its Victims: International Research and Public Policy Issues, P 171-183, 1989, Emilio C Viano, ed. -- See NCJ-119600)
Author(s): S S M Edwards
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
Bristol, PA 19007
Sale Source: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Street soliciting by adult women continues to be an offense in some states in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom, Australia, and parts of Europe. By contrast, the men who procure, pimp for, and live off these women are seldom prosecuted.
Abstract: Given the increasing control of prostitution by male managers, increasing threat of violence from pimps and punters, and the increasing threat of disease and AIDS, prostitute women today, as in the 19th century, are clearly victims of law, policing, and male punters and managers operating within the framework of bourgeois hypocrisy. In U.K. law, only women are defined as prostitutes and prosecuted for the offenses of loitering and soliciting in pursuit of prostitution. Despite the many forms that prostitution can take, legislation has been primarily concerned with the tightening up of the control of the street prostitute. Any legislative measures in the future will be intended to increase control and will create further victimization. Bibliography
Main Term(s): Prostitution
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Prosecutorial discretion; United Kingdom (UK)
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