Stigmatisation or social inclusion?: assessing the impact of current policy objectives and legislation on on-street prostitution in England and Wales

Clark, Joshua Wayne Kenneth (2015) Stigmatisation or social inclusion?: assessing the impact of current policy objectives and legislation on on-street prostitution in England and Wales. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The presence of substantial academic literature suggests that on-street prostitutes are one of the most marginalised and stigmatised social groups in society. Relevant prostitution discourse suggests that lawmakers aim to repress the growth and eradicate prostitution in England and Wales, through the use of oppressive and often sporadic intervention. However, as history has shown, on-street prostitution has been persistent in its ability to exist regardless of the stigmatisation and social exclusion many women face for choosing to work on the kerbside. Academic literature highlights the responsibility of policy and practice when labelling actions as deviant. Therefore, the importance of this study is that it will give an insight into the extent to which current policy objectives and legislation influences the way on-street prostitution is perceived by society at large.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 12:44
    Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 12:44
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18986

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