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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300062
Title:
The government's new prostitution strategy: a cheap fix for drug-using sex workers?
Authors:
Melrose, Margaret
Abstract:
This article considers the recommendations to the government's public consultation exercise for drug-using sex workers (Home Office, 2004). It argues that the ‘problem’ of drug use by sex workers cannot be separated from wider social problems experienced by this group, especially the problem of poverty. It suggests that the new prostitution strategy conflates drug use and sex work, reducing involvement in the latter to a problem of the former. Thus, other social problems experienced by these women, particularly the problems of poverty and social exclusion, are side-stepped. By so doing, the government absolves itself of responsibility to tackle the underlying conditions that drive women and young people into prostitution and problematic drug use, leading me to argue that the new strategy offers a ‘cheap fix’ for drug-using sex workers.
Citation:
Melrose, Margaret (2007) 'The government's new prostitution strategy: A cheap fix for drug-using sex workers?', Safer Communities, 6(1)pp.18 - 26.
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Journal:
Safer Communities
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300062
DOI:
10.1108/17578043200700004
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17578043200700004
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-8043
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMelrose, Margareten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T13:56:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-28T13:56:22Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationMelrose, Margaret (2007) 'The government's new prostitution strategy: A cheap fix for drug-using sex workers?', Safer Communities, 6(1)pp.18 - 26.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-8043-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/17578043200700004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/300062-
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the recommendations to the government's public consultation exercise for drug-using sex workers (Home Office, 2004). It argues that the ‘problem’ of drug use by sex workers cannot be separated from wider social problems experienced by this group, especially the problem of poverty. It suggests that the new prostitution strategy conflates drug use and sex work, reducing involvement in the latter to a problem of the former. Thus, other social problems experienced by these women, particularly the problems of poverty and social exclusion, are side-stepped. By so doing, the government absolves itself of responsibility to tackle the underlying conditions that drive women and young people into prostitution and problematic drug use, leading me to argue that the new strategy offers a ‘cheap fix’ for drug-using sex workers.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17578043200700004en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Safer Communitiesen_GB
dc.subjectanti-social behaviouren_GB
dc.subjectvulnerabilityen_GB
dc.subjectsex worken_GB
dc.subjectprostitutionen_GB
dc.titleThe government's new prostitution strategy: a cheap fix for drug-using sex workers?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSafer Communitiesen_GB
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