This book brings together chapters by academics, researchers and practitioners to analyse how crimes such as sex work, domestic violence and rape and sexual assault have risen up the Government agenda in recent years. For example, the 'Paying the Price' consultation exercise on sex work in 2004, and recent legislation around sex crimes, including the Sex Offences Act (2003). This is a multi-disciplinary, social scientific, pro-feminist collection, which draws upon practice, empirical research, documentary analysis and overviews of research in the areas of sex work and sexual violence. Within Sex as Crime there are two distinct sub-sections: 'Sex for Sale' and 'Sex as Violence', but the broader and overriding link of sex as crime remains a paramount theme that spans the collection.

Chapters include discussions of the impact of new regulations on street sex workers, and of street sex work on community residents, the use of the internet by men who pay for sex and men who sell it, sexual violence and identity, sex crimes against children and protecting children online and working with sex offenders. Other chapters explore reasons for such offending behaviour.

chapter |18 pages

Introduction: Problematising sex: introducing sex as crime

ByGayle Letherby, Kate Williams, Philip Birch, Maureen Cain

chapter |8 pages

Part 1 Sex for Sale Introduction: sex for sale

ByKate Williams, Maureen Cain, Philip Birch, Gayle Letherby

chapter 2|16 pages

What’s criminal about female indoor sex work?

ByTeela Sanders, Rosie Campbell

chapter 3|17 pages

Intimacy, pleasure and the men who pay for sex

BySarah Earle, Keith Sharp

chapter 7|19 pages

Cosmopolitanism and trafficking of human beings for forced labour

ByChristien van den Anker

chapter 8|16 pages

The sexual intentions of male sex workers: an international study of escorts who advertise on the web

ByVictor Minichiello, P.G. Harvey and Rodrigo Mariño

chapter |8 pages

Part 2 Sex as Violence

chapter 12|15 pages

War and sex crime

ByJen Marchbank

chapter 14|19 pages

Attachment styles, emotional loneliness and sexual offending

ByPhilip Birch

chapter 15|22 pages

Understanding women who commit sex offences

ByAmanda Matravers

chapter 16|17 pages

Sexual offenders and public protection in an uncertain age

ByBill Hebenton

chapter 17|18 pages

Protecting children online: towards a safer internet

ByJulia Davidson, Elena Martellozzo