Motivations of women who organized others for prostitution: Evidence from a female prison in China

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This article discusses women’s involvement in sex work management – an offence defined under section 358 of the 1997 Chinese Criminal Law and one of the re-emerged areas of illegality following the economic reforms since 1978. It first provides the historical context, legislative background and relevant sections of the Chinese vice laws so as to help make sense of the data obtained. Then it discusses the methodological issues before presenting the empirical findings to explore the socio-demographic profile of the incarcerated female sex work organizers who participated in this study and their motivations for organizing others for prostitution. Based on empirical data, this article explores the impact of social conditions on female offenders in China’s reform era and also the effects of the anti-prostitution policy in the country. Moreover, through a Chinese case study, it makes contributions to broader scholarship on the sex trade regulation. It concludes with a couple of implications for policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-232
JournalCriminology and Criminal Justice
Volume16
Issue number2
Early online date12 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Motivations of women who organized others for prostitution: Evidence from a female prison in China'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this