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Title: Beyond the Gaze and Well Beyond Wolfenden and: the practices and rationalities of regulating/ policing sex work in the digital age
Authors: Sanders, T
Scoular, J
Pitcher, J
Campbell, R
Cunningham, S
First Published: 2019
Publisher: Wiley for Cardiff University, Law School
Citation: Journal of Law and Society, 2019, in press
Abstract: Drawing on the largest study of the United Kingdom online market in sexual labour to date, this article examines the legal and regulatory consequences as aspects of sex work increasingly take place within an online environment. Our research shows that while the UK governmental policy has not kept abreast of these changes, the application of current laws (which have, since the 1950s, focussed on public nuisance and more recently trafficking and modern slavery) are pernicious to sex workers and unsuited to recognising and responding to the abuses and exploitation in online markets in sexual labour. These injustices are likely to be exacerbated if policies and policing do not better align with the realities of these markets in the twenty-first century. This demands a more nuanced regulatory approach which recognises that people may engage in sex work of their own volition, but which also addresses conditions of labour and criminal exploitation.
ISSN: 0263-323X
eISSN: 1467-6478
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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