The socio-legal dynamics and implications of `diversion'

  title={The socio-legal dynamics and implications of `diversion'},
  author={Benedikt Fischer and Scot Wortley and Cheryl Marie Webster and Maritt Kirst},
  journal={Criminology \& Criminal Justice},
  pages={385 - 410}
This article explores the socio-legal dynamics and implications of the `John School' diversion programme for prostitution offenders in Toronto, Canada. The analysis is based on quantitative and qualitative data collected as part of an evaluation study of the programme conducted between 1999 and 2001. The analysis begins by exploring the socio-political forces that have shaped prostitution control in Canada over the last century and ultimately led to the emergence of the `John School' as a… 
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