Monday, December 24, 2018

Police interactions linked to increased risk of client violence for female sex workers

Public Release: 20-Dec-2018
Study suggests that improving relationships with police could protect this vulnerable population
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

The more abusive interactions street-based female sex workers (FSWs) have with police, the higher their risk of violence at the hands of clients, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The findings suggest the need for interventions that address relationships between FSW and police to help alleviate negative impacts on FSW work environments, the authors say.


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