Brothels: outlaws or citizens?

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Show simple item record Crofts, P 2011-02-07T06:27:45Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Law in Context, 2010, 6 (2), pp. 151 - 166
dc.identifier.issn 1744-5523
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Historically, sex services premises in New South Wales, Australia were regarded and regulated as illegal and disorderly entities; they were policed as outlaws. The Disorderly Houses Amendment Act 1995 [NSW] bestowed legal status, providing an opportunity to regulate sex services premises as legal subjects. Despite these reforms, in many areas brothels continue to be regulated more restrictively than other businesses. I argue that this is because, for many, brothels continue to be perceived as outlaws. They are regarded as inherently unlawful, disorderly, and hence warranting and requiring exclusion from the community. I argue that this conception of brothels as outlaws is constructed and reinforced through regulation. In contrast, some local councils and Land and Environment Court decisions have taken up the opportunity to regard and regulate sex services premises as legal subjects or citizens. The conception of sex services premises as citizen imports an existing legal framework, with associated accountabilities, rights and responsibilities. This shift in conception results in people viewing sex services premises differently, experiencing them differently and regulating them differently.
dc.publisher Cambridge Journals
dc.title Brothels: outlaws or citizens?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Law in Context
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Cambridge, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 151 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 166 en_US LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 950579
dc.percentage 100 en_US Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Law Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
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