Sex and Violence: The Experience and Management of Street Prostitution

David Canter, Maria Ioannou, Donna Youngs

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores the experiences of street prostitutes with an emphasis on violence and crime especially homicide. It describes the relationship between control strategies employed by street prostitutes and levels and varieties of client violence. The book discusses how understanding of the relationship between victim and offender in cases of prostitute homicide can be gained by consideration of the crime scene actions displayed. It overviews the literature on street prostitute homicides and compares it to sexual and non-sexual female victim homicide. The book considers single and serial killers of prostitute women by analysing solved female prostitute homicides committed by lone male perpetrators in the US between 1982 and the first half of 2000 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) NCAVC. It looks into the personal safety of male sex workers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafer Sex in the City
Subtitle of host publicationThe Experience and Management of Street Prostitution
EditorsMaria Ioannou, Donna Youngs, David Canter
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315607429
ISBN (Print)9780754626152, 9781317060062
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009


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