Criminological policy mobilities and sex work: Understanding the movement of the ‘Swedish model’ to Northern Ireland

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Abstract

Ideas, policies and models related to criminal justice often travel between places. How, then, should we make sense of this movement? We make the case for drawing on the policy mobilities literature, which originates in human geography. It is only recently that criminological studies have drawn on small parts of this literature. This article argues for a more expansive engagement with the policy mobilities literature, so that criminal justice researchers focus on concepts such as mobilities, mutation, assemblages, learning, educating and showcasing when studying the movement of criminal justice ideas, policies and models. To illustrate our argument, we will draw on a case study of the adaptation of the ‘Swedish model’ of governing sex work by policymakers in Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberazy058
Pages (from-to)1199-1216
JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
Volume59
Issue number5
Early online date17 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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