Dr Sarah Kingston

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

Dr Kingston's research focuses on sexuality, sex work, prostitution policy and law, sex worker, client, and community experiences and policing. She is interested in the broad and diverse nature of the international sex industry and the experiences of those who work in the industry, access services as a client, as well as those of residential and business communities. She is also interested in exploring sexual rights, freedoms and the constraints placed on them, as well as the policing and regulation of the sex industry. Dr Kingston has provided expert evidence to a range of parliamentary committees and independent inquiries, such as The Home Office, the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution, the Liberal Democratic party work group on sex work, Westminster City Council. Her research has featured in intenational magazine and newspaper articles and she has been interviewed for numerous national and international television and radio shows. Dr Kingston regularly acts as an expert reviewer for funding bodies such as the ESRC and the Israel Science Foundation.

The Sexual Risk Order and Sexual Harm Prevention Order: the first two years
Kingston, S.E., Thomas, T. 1/03/2018 In: Probation Journal. 65, 1, p. 77-88. 12 p.
Journal article

‘Cost’ calculations as a barrier to gaining information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 from the Police in England and Wales
Kingston, S.E., Elliott, A., Thomas, T. 17/01/2018 In: Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy. 14 p.
Journal article

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: implications for sex workers and their clients
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 06/2017 In: Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy. 27, 5, p. 465-479. 15 p.
Journal article

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.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

Sister wives, surrogates and sex workers : outlaws by choice
Kingston, S. 04/2015 In: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 15, 2, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Red-light restrictions
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 21/03/2015 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 2 p.
Featured article

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.
Book/Film/Article review

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.
Journal article

Sex workers and the Policing and Crime Act 2009
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 5/04/2014 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 2 p.
Featured article

Public sex
Kingston, S., Thomas, T. 04/2014 In: Shades of deviance. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780415733229.
Chapter

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.
Journal article

Poverty and crime
Webster, C., Kingston, S. 2014 Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 47 p.
Commissioned report

Prostitution in the community: attitudes, action and resistance
Kingston, S. 2013 Routledge. 214 p.
Monograph

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.
Monograph

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.
Journal article

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.
Chapter

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.
Chapter

New sociologies of sex work
Hardy, K., Kingston, S., Sanders, T. 2010 Farnham : Ashgate. 256 p. ISBN: 9780754679868.
Book

Demonising desire: men who buy sex and prostitution policy in the UK
Kingston, S. 07/2009 In: Research for Sex Work. 11
Journal article