Female Offenders Who Organised Others for Prostitution

Part of the Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia book series (PACCJA)


This chapter discusses women’s involvement in sex work management — an offence defined under Section 358 of the Chinese Criminal Law 1997 and an issue that more or less equates to pimping in the western contexts. It begins with a summary of the Chinese vice laws, and this is followed by a review of previous studies in relation to the subject. It then presents the empirical data to explore the socio-demographic characteristics of the female sex work organisers, their motivations for organising others into prostitution, the role they played, their relationships with female sex workers, and their own perspectives of participating in the sex trade. Finally, it concludes the findings with a couple of implications for policy and practice.


Female Organiser Criminal Market Entertainment Establishment Chinese Criminal Illicit Business 
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© Anqi Shen 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teesside UniversityUK

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