Prostitution Ideology and Trafficking Policy: The Impact of Political Approaches to Domestic Sex Work on Human Trafficking Policy in Australia and the United States

O'Brien, Erin (2015) Prostitution Ideology and Trafficking Policy: The Impact of Political Approaches to Domestic Sex Work on Human Trafficking Policy in Australia and the United States. Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, 36(2), pp. 191-212.

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Abstract

Debates over the legitimacy and legality of prostitution have characterised human trafficking discourse for the last two decades. This article identifies the extent to which competing perspectives concerning the legitimacy of prostitution have influenced anti-trafficking policy in Australia and the United States, and argues that each nation-state’s approach to domestic sex work has influenced trafficking legislation. The legal status of prostitution in each country, and feminist influences on prostitution law reform, have had a significant impact on the nature of the legislation adopted.

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ID Code: 84091
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online 07 May 2015. The embargo on the accepted manuscript version will expire on 07 November 2016
Keywords: sex work, prostitution, abolitionism, human trafficking, sex trafficking, migration, forced labour
DOI: 10.1080/1554477X.2015.1019277
ISSN: 1554-4788
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 13 May 2015 03:20
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 14:00

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