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No 1 (2017): Sexuality

Das gesellschaftliche Verständnis der sich prostituierenden Person und dessen Abbild im Recht: Rückblick, Standortbestimmung und Ausblick

  • Maria Schultheiss
March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018


The societal perception of prostitution has significantly changed over the course of time, which has been reflected in the respective regulatory approaches: At times, the person working in prostitution was criminalized on grounds of immorality or deviance. At present, regulation of sex work in Europe conceives sex workers either as victims of social injustice, or – contrarily – as self-determined working population.