This chapter describes the policy developments and local incidents that led to the emergence of the first model of policing that included crimes against sex workers as hate crimes. This has come to be known as the Merseyside model after it was started there in 2006. In this chapter we look at how the model was initiated, the background to the development and the infrastructure that supported the model. Key strands of the hate crime approach are outlined with further commentary on how the era of austerity in policing (from around 2010+) affected the model. We conclude looking forward to how transferrable the model is to other forces, pointing to discussions in Chap. 6.
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- Hate crime
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Campbell, R., Sanders, T. (2021). The Inclusion of Sex Work in the Policing of Hate Crime: The Merseyside Model. In: Sex Work and Hate Crime. Palgrave Hate Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86949-6_4
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