Teela Sanders is Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester. Her research focuses on the intersections between gender, regulation, governance and crime, specifically in the sex industry. Publications include Sex Work: A Risky Business (2005); Paying for Pleasure: Men who Buy Sex (2008); Prostitution: Sex Work, Policy and Politics (co-written with Jane Pitcher and Maggie O’Neill, 2017, 2009); and Flexible Workers: Labour, Regulation and the Political Economy of the Stripping Industry in the UK (co-authored with Kate Hardy, 2014). Current work focuses on the Internet and sex work in a large ESRC-funded project: ‘Beyond the Gaze: working practices, safety and regulation of internet based sex workers’.
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Laura Connelly is a Lecturer in criminology at the University of Salford Her research interests include: migration, policing, victimology, governance and the sex industry. Her thesis explores the governance of sex trafficking in the UK, focusing in particular upon how the strategic priorities and organisational politics of the voluntary sector and the police are negotiated and structured through service delivery. She is also currently involved in a quantitative project examining the policing of cybercrime.
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Laura Jarvis-King is a PhD research student in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Her doctoral research focuses on the management of time as a tool for regulation in the sex work encounter. While studying for a PhD, Laura acted as a Research Assistant in a pilot research project funded by the Wellcome Trust, conducting the largest questionnaire of sex workers in the UK.