Strathclyde success at Socio-Legal Studies Association Awards

Professor Jane Scoular and research assistants Stewart Cunningham and Jane Pitcher have won the 2020 Socio-Legal Studies Association best article prize, for their co-authored piece on the regulation and policing of sex work in the digital era. Their article, written alongside Teela Sanders and Rosie Campbell, is entitled ‘Beyond the Gaze and Well Beyond Wolfenden: The Practices and Rationalities of Regulating and Policing Sex Work in the Digital Age’ and is published in the Journal of Law and Society

Prof Scoular commented

This article draws on the first major study of the online commercial sex market in the United Kingdom, funed by the Economic and Social Research Council funded study (ES/ M007324/2). This work could not have been carried out without the tremendous support and input from the sex work community. The prize money will be distributed to COVID-19 hardship funds across the UK and Ireland.