Publisher description for Taking the crime out of sex work : New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation / edited by Gillian Abel, Lisa Fitzgerald and Catherine Healy with Aline Taylor.


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New Zealand was the first country in the world to decriminalise all sectors of sex work. This book provides an in-depth look at New Zealand's experience of decriminalisation. It provides first-hand views and experiences of this policy from the point of view of those involved in the sex industry, as well as people involved in developing, implementing, researching and reviewing the policies. Presenting an example of radical legal reform in an area of current policy debate it will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates as well as policy makers and activists.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
New Zealand. -- Prostitution Reform Act 2003.
Prostitution -- Law and legislation -- New Zealand.
Prostitution -- New Zealand.
Sex-oriented businesses -- New Zealand.
Women -- New Zealand -- Social conditions.