Presentation Title

Sociology and Criminology of Prostitution

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Sociology, prostitution, criminology

Department

Sociology

Major

Sociology

Abstract

This chapter examines prostitution using theoretical frameworks from sociology and criminology. We first discuss the criminology of female prostitutes through the lens of leading theories such as strain, feminist, differential association and labeling theory. Furthermore, the chapter explores the stigma behind the occupation of prostitutes, while considering supply-side public policy. Additionally, we investigate the responses of several social groups such as social workers, feminist groups, religious groups and nonprofits when women want to leave the industry.

Faculty Mentor

Daniel Morrison

Funding Source or Research Program

Cross Disciplinary-Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

Presentation Session

Session D

Location

Rockwell Academic Center 175

Start Date

3-4-2015 5:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2015 5:15 PM

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Sociology and Criminology of Prostitution

Rockwell Academic Center 175

This chapter examines prostitution using theoretical frameworks from sociology and criminology. We first discuss the criminology of female prostitutes through the lens of leading theories such as strain, feminist, differential association and labeling theory. Furthermore, the chapter explores the stigma behind the occupation of prostitutes, while considering supply-side public policy. Additionally, we investigate the responses of several social groups such as social workers, feminist groups, religious groups and nonprofits when women want to leave the industry.