Research Report Consequences of Policing Prostitution
An Analysis of Individuals Arrested and Prosecuted for Commercial Sex in New York City
Meredith Dank, Jennifer Yahner, Lilly Yu
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The Legal Aid Society’s Exploitation Intervention Project (EIP) represents most individuals prosecuted for violating New York State prostitution laws. EIP also represents survivors of trafficking into prostitution and works to clear charges from their criminal records if they were a result of having been trafficked. Urban researchers gathered data from both groups of EIP clients to describe who is facing arrest in New York City for prostitution and who has faced arrest and prosecution for prostitution in the past. This study explores the background and needs of EIP clients, in addition to the challenges these clients face within the criminal legal system.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Human trafficking
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center