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From the personal to the political: shifting perspectives on street prostitution in England and Wales

Nicole Westmarland

in International approaches to prostitution

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346728
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302612 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346728.003.0003
From the personal to the political: shifting perspectives on street prostitution in England and Wales

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This chapter discusses the background to the government's 2006 Coordinated Prostitution Strategy, and some of the tensions that exist between different approaches to prostitution. The focus is on street prostitution in England and Wales. There are three dominant perspectives on prostitution within England and Wales: the ‘prostitution as nuisance’, ‘prostitution as work’, and ‘prostitution as abuse’ perspectives. These perspectives on prostitution are elaborated in detail. The current prostitution legislation has sent out confusing and mixed messages, particularly in relation to children and young people. Key issues faced by street prostitution include drug use and reasons for entry into prostitution. It is hoped that the Strategy can act as an impetus for different groups to work together more closely to achieve what is best for women involved in different forms of prostitution, and that ideological positions do not get in the way of ensuring women's safety and well-being.

Keywords: street prostitution; England; Wales; Coordinated Prostitution Strategy; nuisance; work; abuse

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Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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