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NCJ Number: 166214 Find in a Library
Title: Sex Work on the Streets: Prostitutes and Their Clients
Author(s): N McKeganey; M Barnard
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: Open University Press
Buckinghan, MK18 1XW, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-335-19400-1
Sale Source: Open University Press
Celtic Court
22 Ballmoor
Buckinghan, MK18 1XW,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book presents a detailed description of street prostitution, based on 3 years of research in which the authors interviewed prostitutes and their clients and spent many months working in a red light area.
Abstract: The book uses extensive direct quotes from both men and women, as well as field notes from the authors based on their observations in the red light area. Topics covered in the book include women's negotiations with clients, HIV, drug use, and violence. The book also describes the impact of working as a prostitute on women's home life. Rather than moralizing about prostitution, the authors concentrate on the experiences of men and women involved in buying and selling sex. Book chapters specifically focus on methods used to contact female prostitutes and male clients, operation of the red light area, working patterns of women, methods of establishing initial control in client negotiations, the impact of drug use on street prostitution, client backgrounds, violence associated with the street prostitution scene, and the delivery of appropriate services to prostitutes. 127 references, 8 tables, and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Female offenders; Prostitution; Sex offenders; Sex offenses
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