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The Resource Women of the street : how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution, Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain

Women of the street : how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution, Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain

Label
Women of the street : how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution
Title
Women of the street
Title remainder
how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution
Statement of responsibility
Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores encounters between those who make their living by engaging in street-based prostitution and the criminal justice and social service workers who try to curtail it .Working together every day, the lives of sex workers, police officers, public defenders, and social service providers are profoundly intertwined, yet their relationships are often adversarial and rooted in fundamentally false assumptions. The criminal justice-social services alliance operates on the general belief that the women they police and otherwise regulate choose sex work as a result of traumatization, rather than acknowledging the fact that socioeconomic realities often inform their choices.Drawing on extraordinarily rich ethnographic research, including interviews with over one hundred street-involved women and dozens of criminal justice and social service professionals, Women of the Street argues that despite the intimate knowledge these groups have about each other, measures designed to help these women consistently fail because they do not take into account false assumptions about street life, homelessness, drug use and sex trading. Reaching beyond disciplinary silos by combining the analysis of an anthropologist and a legal scholar, the book offers an evidence-based argument for the decriminalization of prostitution. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dewey, Susan
Dewey number
363.4/40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ314
LC item number
.D49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
St. Germain, Tonia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social work with prostitutes
  • Police social work
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
Label
Women of the street : how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution, Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Workin' it, advocating, and getting things done -- Occupational risks -- Harm reduction and help seeking -- Discretion
Control code
ocn946161410
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9781479841943
Lccn
2016050769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o946161410
  • (OCoLC)946161410
Label
Women of the street : how the criminal justice-social services alliance fails women in prostitution, Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Workin' it, advocating, and getting things done -- Occupational risks -- Harm reduction and help seeking -- Discretion
Control code
ocn946161410
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9781479841943
Lccn
2016050769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o946161410
  • (OCoLC)946161410

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