The Swedish prostitution policy model aims at abolishing prostitution, the direct exchange of sexual services for money or other values, by penalizing only its demand. Offering sexual services is not punished by law. According to official sources, preventing prostitutes from earning by selling sexual services is a way of pressuring them into abandoning the trade, and it discourages trafficking in women. How is this policy model implemented at the local level? Seven years after the new law against clients came into force, a research in Stockholm contributes to mapping shifts in prostitution. It reports on the activities of social services and police efforts against clients and trafficking and discusses the evaluations made by other researchers on Swedish prostitution and trafficking laws, including the official evaluation (SOU 2010, 49).

Client-Only Criminalization in the City of Stockholm : a Local Research on the Application of the “Swedish Model” of Prostitution Policy / D. Danna. - In: SEXUALITY RESEARCH AND SOCIAL POLICY. - ISSN 1868-9884. - 9:1(2012), pp. 80-93.

Client-Only Criminalization in the City of Stockholm : a Local Research on the Application of the “Swedish Model” of Prostitution Policy

D. Danna
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2012

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The Swedish prostitution policy model aims at abolishing prostitution, the direct exchange of sexual services for money or other values, by penalizing only its demand. Offering sexual services is not punished by law. According to official sources, preventing prostitutes from earning by selling sexual services is a way of pressuring them into abandoning the trade, and it discourages trafficking in women. How is this policy model implemented at the local level? Seven years after the new law against clients came into force, a research in Stockholm contributes to mapping shifts in prostitution. It reports on the activities of social services and police efforts against clients and trafficking and discusses the evaluations made by other researchers on Swedish prostitution and trafficking laws, including the official evaluation (SOU 2010, 49).
Client; Criminalisation; Prostitution policy; Stockholm
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Settore SPS/12 - Sociologia Giuridica, della Devianza e Mutamento Sociale
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