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Tackling Demand for Prostitution

A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the published research literature

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As part of the Home Office's Review to explore what further can be done to tackle the demand for prostitution two projects were commissioned to help inform the thinking around tackling the demand for prostitution: a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) of the published research literature and an assessment of legislation and policy in selected countries.

Title: Tackling Demand for Prostitution: A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the published research literature
Authors: Dr Aidan Wilcox, Kris Christmann, Michelle Rogerson and Philip Birch, University of Huddersfield
Series: Home Office Research Report 27
Number of pages: 62 (summary = 6 pages)
Date published: December 2009
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Researchers from the University of Huddersfield were commissioned to conduct a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) of the published research literature in a selected number of countries, including the United Kingdom (UK) to answer specific questions about the characteristics of the people who procure sex, the context and setting for procuring sex, the related reasons, drivers and motivations and what has been tried elsewhere to deter or hinder those who procure sex and what works in tackling demand for prostitution.

The report is available on the Home Office RDS website.

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Title: Shifting Sands: A Comparison of Prostitution Regimes Across Nine Countries 
Authors: Child & Woman Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University
Number of pages: 102
Date published: December 2009
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To complement the review of the research evidence based: Tackling the Demand for Prostitution: A Rapid Assessment of the published research literature the Home Office commissioned academics from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at the London Metropolitan University legislation and policy in a selected number of countries,

 


Last update: Tuesday, December 15, 2009