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The following books are a small selection of those available to you in print at the Northeastern University libraries. For additional books on this topic, use the Scholar OneSearch library catalog.
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States by
Call Number: Law Library Stacks KF9323 .I578 2013
Publication Date: 2013-12-12
"Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Despite the serious and long-term consequences for victims as well as their families, communities, and society, efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to these crimes are largely under supported, inefficient, uncoordinated, and unevaluated. Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States examines commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States under age 18. According to this report, efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to these crimes require better collaborative approaches that build upon the capabilities of people and entities from a range of sectors. In addition, such efforts need to confront demand and the individuals who commit and benefit from these crimes. The report recommends increased awareness and understanding, strengthening of the law's response, strengthening of research to advance understanding and to support the development of prevention and intervention strategies, support for multi-sector and interagency collaboration, and creation of a digital information-sharing platform. A nation that is unaware of these problems or disengaged from solutions unwittingly contributes to the ongoing abuse of minors. If acted upon in a coordinated and comprehensive manner, the recommendations of Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States can help advance and strengthen the nation's emerging efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States."--Publisher's description.
Criminalizing the Purchase of Sex by
Call Number: Law Library Stacks HQ222 .L48 2015
Publication Date: 2014-09-16
"In 1999, Sweden criminalized the purchase of sex whilst simultaneously decriminalizing its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself as the pioneer of a radical approach to prostitution. What has come to be referred to as the Swedish model has now been proposed in the Scottish, French, and Finnish parliaments. This book establishes the outcomes of this law - and the narratives that justify it - upon the dynamics of Swedish sex work, and upon the lives of sex workers. Drawing on recent fieldwork undertaken in Sweden over several years, including qualitative interviewing and participant observation, Jay Levy argues that far from being a law to be emulated, the Swedish model has had many detrimental impacts, and has failed to demonstrably decrease levels of prostitution. Criminalizing the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden utilises a wealth of respondent testimony and secondary research to redress the current lack of academic discourse on this politically-charged and internationally relevant topic. This original and timely work will be of interest to sex worker rights organisations, policy makers and politicians, as well as researchers across a number of related disciplines, including law, sociology, criminology, and gender studies"
Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work by
Call Number: Snell Library Stacks HQ115 .E53 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-30
Prostitution in London (1862) -- "The maiden tribute of modern Babylon" (1885) -- "The traffic in women" (1910) -- "Hikite-jaya" ("Introducing tea-houses") (1899) -- "Le crépuscule du soir" ("evening twilight") (1861) -- "Jenny" (1870) -- "To a common prostitute" (1900) -- "The ruined maid" (1901) -- "Frankie and Johnnie" (early 1900s) -- "The house of the rising sun" (1937) -- World charter for prostitutes' rights (1985) -- Sex workers' manifesto (1997) -- Asia Pacific network of sex workers code of practice for working with peer educators (2004) -- Documents from the European conference on sex work, human rights, labour, and migration (2005) -- Occupational health and safety in the Australian sex industry (2000) -- The mann act (1910) -- The 1949 convention for the suppression of the traffic in persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution of others -- International human rights standards and the rights of sex workers (2005) -- On laws affecting sex workers (2003, 2005) -- "Crime, sex, money, and migration : the negotiations on the United Nations protocol on trafficking in persons" (2003) -- What is "demand" in the context of trafficking in persons?
Getting Screwed by
Call Number: Law Library Stacks HQ118 .B37 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
The 'friendliest' brothel in Manhattan -- The madonna-whore divide -- The modern sex workers' rights movement -- Sex work goes online and indoors -- Why women and men do sex work: variations on a theme -- The truth about sex trafficking -- Form bad laws to bad cops and violence against women -- Busted in sin city: Nevada's two-faced approach to sex work -- Misguided laws and misuse of resources -- The Rhode Island story -- Sex work overseas: prohibition in Sweden versus legalization i New Zealand and the Netherlands -- Canada's public health experiment -- California: epicenter of the sex workers' rights movement -- A saner approach to prostitution -- Silent no more.
Playing the Whore by
Call Number: Law Library Stacks HQ118 .G73 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-11
The police -- The prostitute -- The work -- The debate -- The industry -- The peephole -- The stigma -- The other women -- The saviors -- The movement.
Sex Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice by
Call Number: Law Library Stacks HQ281 .S49 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-27
The NGO-ification of the anti-trafficking movement in the United States: a case study of the coalition to abolish slavery and trafficking / Jennifer Lynne Musto -- Beyond "tragedy" : a cultural critique of sex trafficking of young Iranian women / Sholeh Shahrokhi -- From Thailand with love : transnational marriage migration in the global care economy / Sine Plambech -- Beyond the victim : capabilities and livelihood in Filipina experiences of domestic work in Paris and Hong Kong / Leah Briones -- Anti-trafficking campaign and the sex industry in urban China / Tiantian Zheng -- Invisible agents, hollow bodies : neoliberal notions of "sex trafficking" from Syracuse to Sarajevo / Susan Dewey -- Escaping statism : from the paradigm of trafficking to the migration trajectories of West African sex workers in Paris / Maybritte Jill Alpes -- Representing sex trafficking in Southeast Asia? The victim staged / Nicolas Lainez -- Legislating the trafficking and slavery of women and girls : the criminalization of marriage, tradition, and gender norms in French Colonial Cameroon, 1914-1945 / Charlotte Walker -- Countering the trafficking paradigm : the role of family obligations, remittance, and investment strategies among migrant sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico / Yasmina Katsulis, Kate Weinkauf and Elana Frank -- Between trafficking discourses and sexual agency : Brazilian female sex workers in Spain / Adriana Piscitelli -- So if you are not "Natasha," who are you? Revealing the other trafficked women and their uses? / John Davies and Benjamin Davies.
Trafficking and the Global Sex Industry by
Call Number: Law Library Stacks HQ281 .T64 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
Ambiguities and confusions in migration-trafficking nexus: a development challenge / Md. Shahidul Haque -- International migration and trafficking of Mexican women to the United States / Arun Kumar Acharya -- Trafficking of women and children in Vietnam: current issues and problems / Vu Ngoc Binh -- Human (in)security, human trafficking and security in Malaysia / Zarina Othman -- Trafficking in women from the former Soviet Union for the purposes of sexual exploitation / Saltanat Sulaimanova -- Insecurity and opportunity in Colombia: linking civil war and human trafficking / Abbey Steele -- Conflicts and interests: trafficking in Filipino women and the Philippine government policies on migration and trafficking / Carolina S. Ruiz-Austria -- challenge of hidden slavery: legal responses to forced labor in the United States / Free the Slaves, Washington DC Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley -- Human rights and human trafficking in Thailand: a shadow tip report / Anne Gallagher -- From home to hell: the telling story of an African woman's journey and stay in Europe / William A.E. Ejalu -- Migration and trafficking of women and girls: a brief review of some effective models in India and Thailand / Upala Devi Banerjee -- Fighting against trafficking in women in the north of Israel / Rita Chaikin -- provision of protection and settlement services for migrant women trafficked for sexual purposes: the case of Italy / Isabel Crowhurst.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) often publish reports and studies about a wide variety of topics, including human rights and criminal justice matters. Check out the NGOs listed below for resources related to sex trafficking, the sex work industry, and the law.
Amnesty International focuses on a variety of human rights issues, including international justice, the United Nations, and sexual and reproductive rights.
Global Network of Sex Work Projects
"The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) exists to uphold the voice of sex workers globally and connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers."
Human Rights Watch Publications
This NGO publishes reports on a wide range of issues and cases in the field of human rights, as well as an annual World Report.
Below, you will see some e-books that you have access to as a student at Northeastern Law. To access them, click on the title and sign in with your Northeastern username and password. To search for more books, both electronic and print, use the Scholar OneSearch library catalog.
Beyond Decriminalization by
Call Number: Law Library Stacks KE9075 .B49 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Introduction -- Municipal law and sex work -- Employment and labour law -- Income assistance and employment insurance law -- Income tax law -- Company law -- Human rights law -- Immigration law -- Family law -- Criminal law -- Call to action.
Contemporary Perspectives on Legal Regulation of Sexual Behavior by
Call Number: ProQuest Academic Complete
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
ProQuest Abstract - "Throughout history, the law has regulated sexual behaviours. Some regulations eventually become outdated and are no longer enforced. For instance, many states have adultery laws that are rarely or never enforced. Other regulations have been adopted more recently, as culture and technology have advanced. For example, laws regulating internet pornography are relatively recent. Often, these regulations are controversial and prompt analysis and research. It is the purpose of this book to present a variety of original research and legal analyses concerning such regulations. Research in psychology and social justice is particularly applicable to the study of legal regulations of sexual behaviour. As such, this edited volume will take a 'psycho-legal' approach by addressing such issues using both psychological and legal principles. This book will contain original research articles, psycho-legal analyses, and psycho-legal briefs. All will involve current issues relating to the legal regulation of sexual behaviour and its outcomes. Some themes include access to sex (e.g., prostitution) or sexual materials (e.g., obscenity), teen sexual behaviour, the legal implications of the media's portrayal of sexual behaviour, the outcomes of sexual behaviour (eg: abortion), psychological factors that predict support for laws that regulate sexual behaviour and outcomes, and ways in which the legal system can improve the lives of those it serves. It is the goal of this book to present original perspectives and prompt discussion within legal and social science communities."
Internet Sex Work: Beyond the Gaze by
Call Number: ProQuest Ebook Central
Publication Date: 2018
ProQuest Description - "This book takes readers behind the screen to uncover how digital technologies have affected the UK sex industry. The authors use extensive new datasets to explore the working practices, safety and regulation of the sex industry, for female, male and trans sex workers primarily working in the UK. Insights are given as to how sex workers use the internet in their everyday working lives, appropriating social media, private online spaces and marketing strategies to manage their profiles, businesses and careers. Internet Sex Work also explores safety strategies in response to new forms of crimes experienced by sex workers, as well as policing responses. The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of social science disciplines, including gender studies, socio-legal studies, criminology and sociology."
Negotiating Sex Work by
Call Number: ProQuest Academic Complete; JSTOR E-books
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Globally, discussions about sex work focus on exploitation. The media regularly provides us with stories about teen girls coerced to perform sexual acts for money, frequently beaten and robbed by their pimps or traffickers. While one would have to be hard-pressed to deny that sex workers are victimized, the popular media and our political leaders emphasize sex work as exclusively exploitative. In Negotiating Sex Work, Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic present a series of essays that depict sex work as an issue far more complex than generally perceived. Positions on sex work are primarily divided between those who consider that selling sexual acts is legitimate work and those who consider it a form of exploitation. Organized into three parts, Negotiating Sex Work rejects this either/or framework and offers instead diverse and compelling contributions that aim to reframe these viewpoints. Part I addresses how knowledge about sex work and sex workers is generated. The next section explores how nations and political actors who claim to protect individuals in sex work often further marginalize them. Finally, part III examines sex workers' own political-organizational efforts to combat laws and policies that deem them deviant, sinful, or total victims.
Policing Pleasure by
Call Number: ProQuest Academic Complete
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Introduction : sex work and the politics of public policy / Susan Dewey and Patty Kelly -- International trends in the control of sexual services / Michael Goodyear and Ronald Weitzer -- Into the galactic zone : managing sexuality in neoliberal Mexico / Patty Kelly -- Sex work and the state in contemporary China / Tiantian Zheng -- Smart sex in the neoliberal present : rethinking single parenthood in a Mexican tourist destination / Dawn Pankonien -- On the boundaries of the global margins : violence, labor and surveillance in a Rust Belt topless bar / Susan Dewey -- The virtues of dockside dalliance : why maritime sugar girls are safer than urban streetwalkers in South Africa's prostitution industry / Henry Trotter -- "Their own way of having power" : female adolescent prostitutes' strategies of resistance in Cape Town, South Africa / Zosa De Sas Kropiwnicki -- Hata watufanyeje, kazi itaendelea [No matter what they do to us, work must continue] : everyday negotiation of state regulation among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya / Chimaraoke Izugbara -- Prostitution in contemporary Rio de Janeiro / Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette and Ana Paula da Silvia -- Prevailing voices in debates over child prostitution / Heather Montgomery -- Organizational challenges among male sex workers in Brazil's tourist zones / Gregory Mitchell -- "What is the use of getting a cow if you can't make any money from it?" : the reproduction of inequality within contemporary social reform of devadasis / Treena Orchard -- Moral panics : sex tourism, trafficking, and the limits of transnational mobility in Bahia / Erica Williams.
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