Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Decriminalization has been effective in reducing risks to sex workers in jurisdictions where it has been adopted. There should be controls associated with sex work. For example, prostitution involving minors or controls to promote minimum standards of hygiene or personal safety in the workplace. Decriminalization changes the way in which prostitution is problematized. It transforms prostitution into sex work, problematizing prostitution as an occupational, health or welfare issue, as opposed to a criminal problem.
Criminalizing prostitution results in sex workers being stigmatized. They are forced to work in dangerous locations and because of their need to hide their activity, are less likely to seek legal resources for protection against exploitation, violence and discrimination..."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science, University of New England
Co-Editor, Journal of Sociology, 2005-present
Justice of the Peace, New South Wales, 2004-present
University of New England, Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Sole recipient in Individual Category, 2006
Inaugural First Prize, Best Up- and-Coming Researcher, Journal of Culture, Health and Sexuality, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, 2002
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of New England
PhD, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Newcastle, Australia
Bachelor of Social Science, honors, University of Newcastle, Australia
BA, University of Newcastle, Australia
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"Sex Outside the City: Sex Work in Rural and Regional NSW," In Rural Society, 2006
How Modern Governments Made Prostitution a Social Problem: Creating a Responsible Prostitute Population, 2005
"Understanding the New Context of the Male Sex Work Industry," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2005
"A Prostitute's Progress: Male Prostitution in Scientific Discourse," Social Semiotics, 2003
"Prostitution and Public Health in New South Wales Culture," Health and Sexuality, 2003