Research-to-Action

Prostitution’s Consent Myth: The Case For Arresting Vancouver’s Johns and Pimps

 

News Talk 980 CKNW
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"Krüsi says her own study has shown that criminalizing clients creates the same risks of violence and poor health as criminalizing prostitution women.

"In our work we interviewed sex workers and our findings indicated that the criminalisation of clients increases the risk of violence for sex workers due to, first of all the inability to scree clients and negotiate the terms of sex work transactions." 

"So that could mean the inability to negotiate condoms, the type of service that's provided, where the transaction takes place because it remains in the shared interest of the client and the sex worker to avoid detection by police and therefore there's a time pressure on this initial negotiation piece."