Criminal, Victim, Social Evil or Working Girl: Legal Approaches to Prostitution and Their Impact on Sex Workers

Marjan Wijers
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This article focuses on the existing legal approaches to prostitution, the moral and ideological presumptions underlying the different legislative models and their impact on the working and living conditions of women and men working in the sex industry. It will also touch on the current debate on sex work, including the views of sexworkers themselves. Basically, four different legal regimes can be discerned - prohibitionist, abolitionist, regulamentarist, and labour approaches. Each of these models is described in the body of the article, and the author discusses the current state of governmental and policy attitudes towards sex work globally.

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