Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2020 Eleanor M Mammen
This thesis analyzes New York City's legal responses to sex work from 1994-2020, by tracing the rhetoric and consequences of quality-of-life policing, the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, and the newly formed coalition Decrim NY, which seeks to decriminalize sex work in New York City. The paper argues for a turn away from the rigid dichotomy between victimization and criminalization, and for a rhetorical and political turn towards the prison abolitionist possibilities of decriminalization.
Mammen, Eleanor, ""We Deserve Support and Liberation Instead": Analyzing New York City's Legal Responses to Sex Work 1994-2020" (2020). Scripps Senior Theses. 1591.
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