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NCJ Number: 152256 Find in a Library
Title: Times Square Hustler
Author(s): R P McNamara
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 162
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-95186-3
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines male prostitution in New York City.
Abstract: There are three major pressures affecting the shape of the hustlers' community: (1) AIDS, because they are at exceptionally high risk and the methods they use to cope with the disease are an important part of the life of the street; (2) Crack cocaine, which has changed the relationship between hustler and client as well as the relationships among the boys themselves; and (3) Gentrification of the Times Square area, which has altered the boys' preconceptions of hustling and their place in it. The author concludes that social changes are causing the community of Times Square hustlers to fragment, and, while hustling will remain a part of the Square's future, it is not clear that the hustler community can overcome the obstacles presented by those changes. Map, tables, selected bibliography, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal Solicitation; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Prostitution
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