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Article: Bureaucratic justice: The incarceration of mainland Chinese women working in Hong Kong's sex industry

TitleBureaucratic justice: The incarceration of mainland Chinese women working in Hong Kong's sex industry
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=180
Citation
International Journal Of Offender Therapy And Comparative Criminology, 2007, v. 51 n. 1, p. 68-83 How to Cite?
AbstractSince Hong Kong's return to the People's Republic of China (PRC) there has been a significant rise in the number of Chinese visitors to Hong Kong, including women crossing the border to engage in sex work. Sex work itself is not a crime in Hong Kong, but related activities, like soliciting, are prohibited. Sex work is treated as work for immigration purposes, and visitors who engage in work without an employment visa are breaching their conditions of stay. More than 10,000 mainland Chinese women have been arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced in recent years, causing the correctional population to expand beyond capacity. The authors examine the experiences of 58 incarcerated women in their encounters with the Hong Kong criminal justice system and find that women are processed in a highly routinized bureaucratic manner. They consider the purpose served by the largely bureaucratic form of justice that has emerged in response to migrant sex workers in Hong Kong. © 2007 Sage Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172345
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.006
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.738
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dc.contributor.authorJoe Laidler, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorPetersen, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorEmerton, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:55Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Offender Therapy And Comparative Criminology, 2007, v. 51 n. 1, p. 68-83en_US
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dc.description.abstractSince Hong Kong's return to the People's Republic of China (PRC) there has been a significant rise in the number of Chinese visitors to Hong Kong, including women crossing the border to engage in sex work. Sex work itself is not a crime in Hong Kong, but related activities, like soliciting, are prohibited. Sex work is treated as work for immigration purposes, and visitors who engage in work without an employment visa are breaching their conditions of stay. More than 10,000 mainland Chinese women have been arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced in recent years, causing the correctional population to expand beyond capacity. The authors examine the experiences of 58 incarcerated women in their encounters with the Hong Kong criminal justice system and find that women are processed in a highly routinized bureaucratic manner. They consider the purpose served by the largely bureaucratic form of justice that has emerged in response to migrant sex workers in Hong Kong. © 2007 Sage Publications.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=180en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminologyen_US
dc.titleBureaucratic justice: The incarceration of mainland Chinese women working in Hong Kong's sex industryen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0306624X06295538en_US
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dc.identifier.volume51en_US
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