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Women of the Street : How the Criminal Justice-Social Services Alliance Fails Women in Prostitution

Author: Susan Dewey; Tonia St Germain
Publisher: New York : New York University, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a work about people who make their living by engaging in street-based sex trading and criminal justice and social services efforts to curtail it through the work of police officers, public defenders, judges, probation officers, or court-mandated therapeutic treatment providers. Coauthored by an anthropologist and a legal scholar, the text explores these interactions and the cultural context in which they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dewey, Susan.
Women of the Street.
New York : New York University, [2017]
(DLC) 2016050769
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Dewey; Tonia St Germain
ISBN: 9781479887910 1479887919 1479841943 9781479841943
OCLC Number: 1007887544
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Workin' it, advocating, and getting things done --
Occupational risks --
Harm reduction and help seeking --
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Responsibility: Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain.
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This is a work about people who make their living by engaging in street-based sex trading and criminal justice and social services efforts to curtail it through the work of police officers, public defenders, judges, probation officers, or court-mandated therapeutic treatment providers. Coauthored by an anthropologist and a legal scholar, the text explores these interactions and the cultural context in which they take place by drawing upon six years of ethnographic research with hundreds of women involved in street-based prostitution and illicit drug use, as well as dozens of the criminal justice and social services professionals who regularly interact with them.

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"The books methodology is its greatest strength. The literature on street-level prostitution is too often dominated by quantitative research and studies that pathologize sex workers.Women of the Read more...

 
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