Executive Summary: Sex Workers in Worcester
Abstract and Research Question
This policy brief raises concern in the criminal justice system’s tactics surrounding prostitution in Worcester. The authors argue that arresting prostitutes only puts a hiatus on the activity, then drops women back into the same conditions which inevitably lead to the continuation of their prostitution. The authors suggest different intervention models that support women seeking to break out of the cycle of prostitution, and higher punishment on johns to push demand down.
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Sarkis, Marianne; Lohrum, Madi; Baxter, Caitland; and Vasquez, Melineth, "Executive Summary: Sex Workers in Worcester" (2014). Local Knowledge: Worcester Area Community-Based Research. 25.