At the Fringe of Reason

Dr. Belinda Brooks-Gordon

Monday, August 13 2012 at 8:30PM

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Dr. Belinda Brooks-Gordon

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What is known about sexuality and the sex industry? How is the sex industry organised? How prevalent is trafficking? What will the Olympic legacy be for sex workers? Belinda Brooks-Gordon discusses the myths and stereotypes that surround sex work by examining the evidence base, case studies, and policy to show how the law is working, and where it isn’t.  Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon is a Reader in Psychology and Social Policy at Birkbeck, University of London. A chartered psychologist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge Law Faculty, Belinda is an expert on sex workers’ rights, trafficking and women’s safety. She is a champion of evidence-based policy and has carried out Cochrane systematic reviews. Belinda’s book The Price of Sex: Prostitution, Policy and Society  was short-listed for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize. Other books include: Death Rites and Rights; Law and Psychology: Current Legal Issues; and Sexuality Repositioned: Diversity and the Law. She writes occasionally in the Guardian and the Telegraph, and appears frequently on TV and radio.