Many commentators have attempted to analyze and explain the nature of prostitution. However this is the first textbook to offer a complete overview of the way it operates within contemporary society, its characteristics, organizational structures, and cultural contexts. The book also explores how criminal, social, and health policies have sought to regulate and control the selling of sex.
- Covers all key areas common to the study of the female sex industry and also includes male and transgender sex work and the sexual exploitation of young people
- Combines sociological approaches with criminology, criminal justice studies, social policy, health research, and sexuality studies
- Includes the international context of the sex industry, drawing on European and other examples of law, regulation, and systems that govern the sex industry
- Offers a lively writing style, case studies, summaries of relevant legislation, study questions, and guidance on further reading
- Assists student learning and aids lecturers in their teaching
Written by leading experts with over 20 years' experience in researching and teaching on the field, this is a must for all criminology, criminal justice, and sociology students taking modules in sex industry and prostitution studies. It will also appeal to those in gender studies and social policy.