This course examines the legal history of commercial sex work in Canada, the sex industry (including workers and purchasers), theories about sex work and its impact on society, legal approaches to sex work in other countries, current legal frameworks regarding sex work in Canada, and sex work as related to criminal law, municipal law, and immigration. Students will explore how sex work is informed by colonialism, race, ethnicity, and class, and will be exposed to Indigenous and/or multicultural perspectives on the sex industry. Additional topics will include sex trafficking and online sex work.
Note: Prerequisites: INST 2000 OR (JUST 1101 and JUST 1102)
Restricted to Indigenous Studies and Justice