Sex Work and Hate Crime: Innovating Policy, Practice and Theory

Rosie Campbell, Teela Sanders

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This book brings together literature, empirical research findings and policy analysis to examine how some forces in England have adopted the approach of treating crimes against sex workers as hate crimes. The book draws on two research projects across three police forces, one carried out in Merseyside, the force which pioneered this innovative approach of including sex workers in its hate crime policies and procedures and now known as the Merseyside model. This book highlights how sex work researchers and activists have long documented high levels of targeted violence and harassment towards sex workers and sex work theorists and activists have consistently over decades identified discrimination and hostility towards sex workers or 'whore stigma' as on of the drivers of violence towards sex workers (Pheterson, Social text, 37, 39-64, 1993)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages141
ISBN (Electronic)9783030869496
ISBN (Print)9783030869489, 9783030869519
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan
PublisherPalgrave Hate Studies


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