What's anti-social about sex work? The changing representation of prostitution's incivility

Jane Scoular, Jane Pitcher, Rosie Campbell, Phil Hubbard, Maggie O'Neill

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This article considers the deployment of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) against female sex workers in light of the UK government's quest for the development of coherent legal and policy frameworks to tackle the problem of on-street sex work. It is concluded that ASBOs should not be issued against sex workers, particularly given their potential to impact negatively on social/welfare work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages6
JournalCommunity Safety Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • anti-social behaviour
  • sex work
  • prostitution
  • community safety

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