Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

9-2016

Abstract

In 2008 Singapore created a new offence under the Penal Code of under-aged commercial sex with any person below 18 years. The chapter discusses the many questions that arise from various cases and examines whether the prosecution and imprisonment of these offenders under the new law represent just desserts for the perpetrators of sexual exploitation, or whether they are merely examples of the overreach of the law, resulting in prosecution and imprisonment and the destruction of careers and families,resulting in perhaps multiple victims of the law.

Keywords

Penal Code, Commercial Sex, Punishment, Victimization

Discipline

Asian Studies | Criminal Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Interpersonal Criminology: Revisiting Interpersonal Crimes and Victimization

Editor

Jaishankar, K.

ISBN

9781498748599

Publisher

CRC Press

City or Country

Boca Raton, FL

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9781498748599

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