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Exiting Prostitution

A Study in Female Desistance

Authors: Matthews, R., Easton, H., Young, L., Bindel, J.

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About this book

How people move from deviant to conventional lifestyles is an issue that has attracted considerable interest over the past few years. However, much of this work has focused on men desisting from crime. This book provides one of the first examinations of desistance which is centred on women and, more specifically, how they exit prostitution.

About the authors

Author Roger Matthews: Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology at London South Bank University, UK. He is Head of the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Research Group. He is sole author of Armed Robbery and Prostitution, Politics and Policy. He has also produced joint authored texts on community safety and edited a number of books on criminological theory, imprisonment and crime control.

Reviews

"Prostitution is an emotive subject and for too long warring ideologies have impeded necessary social scientific evidence gathering on the topic. This study transcends such debates, treating sex workers neither as offenders to be punished nor as helpless victims to be rescued. The result is a fascinating, important analysis of how women involved in prostitution are able to take control over their own lives." - Shadd Maruna, Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University Newark, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Dynamics of Exiting and Desistance

    Matthews, Roger (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Examining the Process of Change

    Matthews, Roger (et al.)

    Pages 20-44

  • Barriers and Opportunities

    Matthews, Roger (et al.)

    Pages 45-71

  • Exiting Among Women Involved in On-Street and Off-Street Prostitution

    Matthews, Roger (et al.)

    Pages 72-94

  • Models of Service Provision

    Matthews, Roger (et al.)

    Pages 95-121

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eBook £35.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-28942-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-28941-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-28940-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exiting Prostitution
Book Subtitle
A Study in Female Desistance
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28942-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137289421
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28941-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-28940-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 162
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