Criminology Professor examines child sexual exploitation and prostitution

As part of its Harm, Rights and Justice Guest Speaker Programme, the Department of Law and Criminology is delighted to host a guest lecture by Professor Joanna Phoenix entitled ‘Child Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution: Or How to Make Youth Prostitution Disappear’.

In this lecture, Professor Phoenix will be examining recent changes to how police, statutory services and the third sector respond to young people selling sex. She will outline the changes in policy, before making the case that such changes have driven interventions which no longer recognise the existence of youth prostitution. In practice, this means that practitioners have shifted the focus of their interventions away from the commercial exchange of sex for money towards an almost endless variety of toxic sexual relationships between younger young girls and older boys and men.

Professor Phoenix’s lecture will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2012 at 1 pm in Room B001. All are welcome to attend.