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Legalizing prostitution : from illicit vice to lawful business

Author: Ronald John Weitzer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Some towns in Nevada have legal brothels where sex can be bought lawfully, yet in Las Vegas, prostitutes and their patrons are regularly prosecuted for exchanging sex for money, just as they are elsewhere in the United States. While sex work has long been controversial, it has become even more contested over the past decade as laws, policies, and enforcement practices have become more repressive in many nations,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Fallstudier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald John Weitzer
ISBN: 9780814794630 0814794637 9780814784631 0814784631 9780814770542 0814770541 0814794645 9780814794647
OCLC Number: 780245706
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding prostitution --
Indoor prostitution : what makes it special? --
American policies and trends --
Legal prostitution : a new frontier --
Antwerp and Frankfurt --
Amsterdam --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ronald Weitzer.
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Provides a theoretically grounded comparative analysis of political dynamics, policy outcomes, and red-light landscapes in nations where prostitution has been legalized and regulated by the government

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"While there are other recent books on prostitution policy, Weitzer's book combines cogent ideas with interesting original research material... Verdict: A valuable book for criminal justice Read more...

 
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