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Women and men receive different punishments for their involvement in the same crime: prostitution

Pfeffer, Rebecca (2018) Women and men receive different punishments for their involvement in the same crime: prostitution. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Mar 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In a new study of nearly 23,000 people who had been arrested only once, and for prostitution, Rebecca Pfeffer finds significant disparities in how men and women had been treated. Men, who tend to be the buyers, were less likely to be arrested compared to women, and were also less likely to be given a jail sentence. The way in which prostitution laws are enforced, she writes, disproportionately harms women and raises questions about the concept of all being equal before the law.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 14:51
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 14:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89308

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