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Title Policing sex / edited by Paul Johnson and Derek Dalton
Published Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 188 pages)
Contents Part 1. The contemporary landscape of policing sexuality ; The changing landscape of policing male sexualities : a minor revolution? / Leslie J. Moran -- The enforcers of morality? / Paul Johnson -- Part 2. Policing 'public' sex ; Heterosexuality, public places and policing / Chris Ashford -- Sex and sexuality under surveillance : lenses and binary frames / Kevin Walby and André Smith -- Policing "beats" in Australia / Derek Dalton -- Part 3. Policing 'pornography' ; Pornography, policing and censorship / Murray Perkins -- Policing obscenity / Dave McDonald -- Sexting, intimacy and criminal acts : translating teenage sexualities / Jo Moran-Ellis -- Part 4. Policing and the 'sex industry' ; Policing commercial "sex work" in England and Wales / Teela Sanders -- The "problem of tabletop dancing" / Antonia Quadara -- Regulating adult work in Canada : the role of criminal and municipal code / Mary Laing
Summary "This collection focuses attention on an important but academically neglected area of contemporary operational policing: the regulation of consensual sexual practices. Despite the high-level public visibility of, and debate about, policing in relation to violent and abusive sexual crimes (from child sexual abuse to adult rape) very little public or scholarly attention is paid to the policing of consensual sexual practices in contemporary societies. In the context of social and cultural change "sexual life" is largely understood as a matter of "private life," policing plays an active part in regulating consensual sexual practices across a number of areas. This book brings together a well known and respected group of academics to explore the role of the police in shaping the boundaries of that aspect of contemporary life that we imagine to be most private and most our own, uniting scholars from a range of disciplines. It is essential supplementary readings for courses in criminology, law, policing, sociology of deviance, gender and sexuality, and cultural studies."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at chapter ends, and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sex -- Social aspects.
Social control.
Vice control.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality.
SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Sex -- Social aspects.
Social control.
Vice control.
Form Electronic book
Author Dalton, Derek, editor.
Johnson, Paul (Paul James), editor.
ISBN 0203120736