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Working girls : prostitutes, their life and social control

Australian studies in law, crime and justice

Roberta Perkins
ISBN 0 642 15877 0
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, May 1991


An analysis of prostitution laws throughout Australia are presented in this book as Roberts discusses the need for the decriminalisation of prostitution. Detailed findings from a survey of Sydney prostitutes and excerpts from in-depth interviews are included. Perkins also reviews a vast literature on the subject of prostitution.