Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Liz Kelly, PhD Biography

Title:
Roddick Chair of Violence Against Women at London Metropolitan University
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The Swedish regime is not simply a piece of ideological legislation, but a holistic approach to the problems of prostitution….

What emerged strongly from this review, even with the limitations of time and resources, is that most approaches to prostitution lack a coherent philosophical underpinning, from which specific short and longer term aims and objectives could be drawn out and evaluated…. The most coherent approach in terms of philosophy and implementation is that adopted by Sweden, and interestingly it is the only one where no one who sells sex is subject to the criminal law.”

Report to Scottish Parliament, Feb. 4, 2004

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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Roddick Chair of Violence Against Women, London Metropolitan University
  • Professor, Sexualised Violence, London Metropolitan University
  • Director, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, Essex University
  • BA, Sociology and Politics, University of East Anglia
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Selling Sexual Acts Be Decriminalized but Buying Sex Acts Criminalized?