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Working girls : prostitutes, their life and social control

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Working girls : prostitutes, their life and social control / Roberta Perkins
ISBN 0 642 15877 0
Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 1991
(Australian studies in law, crime and justice series)

This book is dedicated to working girls everywhere

In common with most research writers I owe a debt of gratitude to a number of people who assisted me in various ways towards the completion of this book. I would like to express my appreciation for the invaluable guidance given to me by Drs Margaret Jolly and Nick Modjeska, who supervised the thesis which is the basis of this book. I thank the staff of the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in Sydney, the Library of the Law Society of New South Wales, and the Library and Statistician's office of the New South Wales Police Department for their readiness to assist. I would also like to express my gratitude to memebers of PROS (Prostitutes' Rights Organisation for Sex Workers) for their support and encouragement throughout. Many thanks are due to Gail Travis and Daniel Brezniak for their invaluable assistance in reviewing drafts of this book. Finally, I am greatly indebted to those women who took part in the interviews and survey, for without them this book would not have been possible.

Roberta Perkins
April 1991