Sex as Crime?
Edited by Gayle Letherby, Kate Williams, Philip Birch, Maureen E Cain
Willan – 2008 – 408 pages
This book brings together chapters by academics, researchers and practitioners to analyse how crimes such as sex work, domestic violence and rape and sexual assault have risen up the Government agenda in recent years. For example, the 'Paying the Price' consultation exercise on sex work in 2004, and recent legislation around sex crimes, including the Sex Offences Act (2003). This is a multi-disciplinary, social scientific, pro-feminist collection, which draws upon practice, empirical research, documentary analysis and overviews of research in the areas of sex work and sexual violence. Within Sex as Crime there are two distinct sub-sections: 'Sex for Sale' and 'Sex as Violence', but the broader and overriding link of sex as crime remains a paramount theme that spans the collection.
Chapters include discussions of the impact of new regulations on street sex workers, and of street sex work on community residents, the use of the internet by men who pay for sex and men who sell it, sexual violence and identity, sex crimes against children and protecting children online and working with sex offenders. Other chapters explore reasons for such offending behaviour.
Introduction: Problematising sex: introducing sex as crime, Gayle Letherby, Kate Williams, Philip Birch and Maureen Cain Part 1: Sex for Sale Introduction: sex for sale, Kate Williams, Maureen Cain, Philip Birch and Gayle Letherby 1. Reinventing the wheel: contemporary contours of prostitution regulation, Jo Phoenix 2. What's criminal about female indoor sex work? Teela Sanders and Rosie Campbell 3. Intimacy, pleasure and the men who pay for sex, Sarah Earle and Keith Sharp 4. Sex, violence and work: transgressing binaries and the vital role of services to sex workers in public policy reform, Maggie O'Neill 5. The bar dancer and the trafficked migrant: globalisation and subaltern existence, Flavia Agnes 6. 'Getting paid for sex is my kick': a qualitative study of male sex workers, Aidan Wilcox and Kris Christmann 7. Cosmopolitanism and trafficking of human beings for forced labour, Christien van den Anker 8. The sexual intentions of male sex workers: an international study of escorts who advertise on the web, Victor Minichiello, P.G. Harvey and Rodrigo Marino 9. From the oblivious to the vigilante: the views, experiences and responses of residents living in areas of street sex work, Kate Williams Part 2: Sex as Violence Introduction: sex as violence, Philip Birch, Maureen Cain, Kate Williams and Gayle Letherby 10. Why do 'young people' go missing in 'child prostitution' reform? Lyvinia Rogers Elleschild 11. Yes Minister, 'sex violence policy has failed': it's time for sex, violence and crime in a postmodern frame, Adrian Howe 12. War and sex crime, Jen Marchbank 13. Contradictions and paradoxes: international patterns of, and responses to, reported rape cases, Liz Kelly 14. Attachment styles, emotional loneliness and sexual offending, Philip Birch 15. Understanding women who commit sex offences, Amanda Matravers 16. Sexual offenders and public protection in an uncertain age, Bill Hebenton 17. Protecting children online: towards a safer internet, Julia Davidson and Elena Martellozzo 18 The 'paedophile-in-the-community' protests: press reporting and public responses, Jenny Kitzinger