Let’s Talk About Sex: A Three-Way Comparison of Government-Sanctioned Prostitution

USURJ Best Paper Prize 2018-2019

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Kayla Arisman

Abstract

Sweden, Canada, and the State of Nevada (USA) have significantly different policies surrounding prostitution. Sweden’s attempt to criminalize prostitution influenced countries around the world, including Canada, while Nevada took the opposite approach by legalizing brothels. This paper explores and compares the policies of these three countries, with the hope of conceptualizing a more inclusive policy that incorporates the voices of those who work within the sex industry.