National Research

After Deadly Vice Sting, Advocates Say End to Prostitution Arrests Is Long Overdue- Nov 30th, 2017

According to a 2017 report from the Urban Institute and the Legal Aid Society, arrests of Asian-identified people in New York City charged with both unlicensed massage and prostitution increased by 2,700 percent between 2012 and 2016.Compounding that trauma is the fear of what might follow an arrest. The Queens District Attorney’s Office established its human trafficking intervention court back in 2010, where some prostitution-related cases are diverted, like Song’s was, and defendants are mandated to social services. The Urban Institute recently surveyed roughly 1,400 defendants, many of whom reported dissatisfaction with diversion. What the service providers offered, including counseling and immigration assistance, did not match with what most reported they need: employment, housing, education, and healthcare.

Female homicide rate dropped after Craigslist launched its erotic services platform. Sex workers have long argued that online erotic services platforms make their jobs safer. A new study proves it. NOAH BERLATSKY OCT 20, 2017,

Fact Sheet | ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONDUCTING SEX WORK RESEARCH

Private diversion programs are failing those who need help the most– May 31st, 2017

Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade   

Queens District Attorney’s Office established its human trafficking intervention court back in 2010, where some prostitution-related cases are diverted, like Song’s was, and defendants are mandated to social services. The Urban Institute recently surveyed roughly 1,400 defendants, many of whom reported dissatisfaction with diversion. What the service providers offered, including counseling and immigration assistance, did not match with what most reported they need: employment, housing, education and healthcare.

People in Alaska’s Sex Trade: Their Lived Experiences and Policy Recommendations 

Community United for Safety and Protection Statewide Poll- Dec 2016

Criminalization, legalization or decriminalization of sex work: what female sex workers say in San Francisco, USA by Alexandra Lutnick– Dec 3rd 2009

Research Summary: Consequences of Policing Prostitution – An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted in New York City 

National sex work policy and HIV prevalence among sex workers: an ecological regression analysis of 27 European countries  Dr Aaron Reeves, PhD Correspondence information about the author Dr Aaron Reeves, Sarah Steele, PhD, Prof David Stuckler, PhD, Prof Martin McKee, MD, Andrew Amato-Gauci, MD, Prof Jan C Semenza, PhD

The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 403 (2017) July 27th 2017  

U.S. Is a Sorry 36th Among Nations in Quality-of-Childhood Ranking by April M. Short / June 19th 2017

A guide to legal models so simple even swerfs can understand it. 

Sex Work and the Law – the Case for Decriminalization (Desiree Alliance) 

Sex worker as Character to Sex Worker as Producer: A Review of Nicholas de Villier’s “Sexography: Sex Work in Documentary” By Theresa Anasti

#Whorenation’s Open Letter to Deferment Program- LEAD 

10 Reasons to Decriminalise Sex Work (Open Society) 

Consequences of Policing Prostitution: An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted for Commercial Sex in New York City  By Sonja Dolinsek April 11, 2017

Research Summary | The Role of Sex Work Stigma in Victim Blaming and Empathy of Sexual Assault Survivors– 2017

Fact Sheet | Minority Stress & Sex Work: Understanding Stress and Internalized Stigma-2017

Killed By Police 2017 2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016

 Prostitution, hours, job amenities and education- Scott Cunningham, Todd D. Kendall, March 8th 2017

Resistance to Sex Work Stigma (2017) by Ronal Weitner 

Additional reflections on sex work stigma Ronald Weitzer of George Washington University, USA

How Attorney Pamela Price failed Celeste Guap

Should Prostitution Be Legal? by John S Kiernan  |  Sep 1, 2016  

Addressing the FBI and Polaris Project regarding their failed approach in Super Bowl sex trafficking fight- 2016

SCSU sociologist Dr. Alan Brown on sex work By Andrew Stewart on January 25, 2016

Colorado Human Trafficking Council 2015 Annual Report

Learn Human Trafficking From Home  by TARA BURNS on OCTOBER 28, 2014     

Human Trafficking Offenses and Clearances by State, 2015  If you add up the columns, you will find that the total number of sex trafficking victims REPORTED was 744, of which 310 were confirmed victims, and of those, 3 were minors. Of the remaining “human trafficking victims” 219 were for involuntary servitude, of which 77 were confirmed. (remember- the government does NOT conduct sting operations on hotels, restaurants, etc.  Where human trafficking victims could be found)

Post-Conviction DNA Testing and Wrongful Conviction.  Washington D.C.’s Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center, June 2012