Dr Sarah KingstonSenior Lecturer
Dr Kingston's research interests focus on sex work/prostitution policy/law, sex worker/client/community experiences. Her research has focused on community attitudes towards prostitution/sex work. This research also considered the impact, both positive and negative, that prostitution can have on residential and business "communities". Her previous work has also included exploring the police's use of S14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 - the strict liability offence of paying for sex from someone subject to force or coercion.She has also written about and has an interest in prostitution policy.
My current research focuses on female sex buyers. I have recently been awarded a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for the project "Women who buy sexual services in the UK". This study seeks to explore the motivations and characteristics of women who purchase sexual services, who and where they buy sex from, and to explore how physical and sexual safety is negotiated. I have also recently undertaken research with Dr Nicola Smith to explore the online profiles of sex workers on a well-known advertising site and with Professor Colin Webster to explore the relationship between poverty and crime.
My mongraph "Prostitution in the Community: Attitudes, Action and Resistance" came out in Dec 2013 (Routledge). My previous work includes "New Sociologies of Sex Work" (Ashgate, 2010). Recent journal articles include:The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Implications for sex workers and their clients" in Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy (2015), "The Most Underserving of all? How Poverty Drives Young Men into Victimisation and Crime" in The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (2015), "The Police, Sex Work and Section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009" in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice (2014); "Experiencing Stigma as Sex Work Researchers in Professional and Personal lives" Sexualities (2014). I have also been awarded funding from Joseph Rowntree Foundation with Prof C Webster, to explore the relationship between Poverty & Crime (2013). I won an ESRC 1+3 Competition scholarship in 2004. Radio 4 Interview, with Laurie Taylor, Thinking Aloud: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s76d5 Follow me on Twitter @Drsarahkingston Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kingston-sarah/83/800/305 See my publications on Academi.edu: https://lancaster.academia.edu/SarahKingston
PhD Supervision Interests
Dr Kingston is willing to supervise PhD or MRes students in the areas of sex, sexuality, gender, sexual offences and in particular sex work/prostitution.
A history of prostitution policy in the UK: targeting the problem, from women to men
Kingston, S. 2016 In: Prostitution. Peter Lang p. 205-216. 12 p.
The most ‘undeserving’ of all?: how poverty drives young men to victimisation and crime
Kingston, S., Webster, C. 17/10/2015 In: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. 23, 3, p. 215-227. 13 p.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: implications for sex workers and their clients
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 7/08/2015 In: Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy.
Sister wives, surrogates and sex workers : outlaws by choice
Kingston, S. 04/2015 In: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 15, 2, 2 p.
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 21/03/2015 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 2 p.
Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure: edited by S. Jolly., A. Cornwall and K. Hawkins
Kingston, S. 2015 In: INSEP - Journal of the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics.
The police, sex work, and Section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 07/2014 In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 53, 3, p. 255-269. 15 p.
Sex workers and the Policing and Crime Act 2009
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 5/04/2014 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 2 p.
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 04/2014 In: Shades of deviance. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780415733229.
Experiencing stigma as sex work researchers in professional and personal lives
Hammond, N., Kingston, S. 03/2014 In: Sexualities. 17, 3, p. 329-347. 19 p.
Poverty and crime
Webster, C., Kingston, S. 2014 Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 47 p.
Prostitution in the community: attitudes, action and resistance
Kingston, S. 2013 Routledge. 214 p.
Youth on religion: the development, negotiation and impact of faith and non-faith identity
Madge, N., Hemming, P., Stenson, K., Allum, N., Calestani, M., King, K., Goodman, A., Kingston, S., Webster, C. 2013 Routledge. 244 p.
Conducting large-scale surveys in schools and colleges: the case of the youth on religion
Madge, N., Hemming, P., Goodman, A., Goodman, S., Kingston, S., Stenson, K., Webster, C. 11/2012 In: Children and Society. 26, 6, p. 417–429. 13 p.
Intent to criminalize: men who buy sex and prostitution policy in the UK
Kingston, S. 2010 In: New sociologies of sex work. Farnham : Ashgate p. 23-38. 16 p. ISBN: 9780754679868.
Introduction: new sociologies in perspective
Kingston, S., Sanders, T. 2010 In: New sociologies of sex work. Farnham : Ashgate p. 1-8. 8 p. ISBN: 9780754679868.
New sociologies of sex work
Hardy, K., Kingston, S., Sanders, T. 2010 Farnham : Ashgate. 256 p. ISBN: 9780754679868.
Demonising desire: men who buy sex and prostitution policy in the UK
Kingston, S. 07/2009 In: Research for Sex Work. 11
Women who buy sexual services in the UK
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