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dc.contributor.advisorKierstead, Shelley Margot
dc.contributor.authorDeWolf, Julie Eleanor
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-13T13:57:58Z
dc.date.available2020-11-13T13:57:58Z
dc.date.copyright2020-09
dc.date.issued2020-11-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/37968
dc.description.abstractSex worker parents often lose custody of their children. The purpose of this research was to determine what impact the status of a parent as a past or present sex worker has had on judicial decision-making in custody and access disputes. Through doctrinal legal research, I explored judicial treatment of sex worker parents in custody and access disputes in Ontario Child Protection and Family Law case law. Parental involvement in sex work was often presented as an unfavourable aspect of the parent, or otherwise had a negative influence on their claim. Sex work was treated as a negative quality in a parent rather than an aspect of their life warranting further factual exploration. I argue that stigma against sex workers appears to carry more weight in custody and access disputes than evidence concerning the impact that a parents engagement in sex work has on a child.
dc.languageen
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dc.subjectWomen's studies
dc.titleSex Workers and the Best Interests of their Children: Identifying Issues Faced by Sex Workers Involved in Custody and Access Legal Proceedings
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineLaw
dc.degree.nameLLM - Master of Laws
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2020-11-13T13:57:58Z
dc.subject.keywordsSex work
dc.subject.keywordsSex workers
dc.subject.keywordsSex trade
dc.subject.keywordsProstitution
dc.subject.keywordsChild Protection
dc.subject.keywordsFamily Law
dc.subject.keywordsStigma
dc.subject.keywordsBest interests of the child
dc.subject.keywordsDivorce Act
dc.subject.keywordsChildren's Law Reform Act
dc.subject.keywordsChild Youth and Family Services Act
dc.subject.keywordsOntario
dc.subject.keywordsBedford
dc.subject.keywordsMothers
dc.subject.keywordsMothering
dc.subject.keywordsCustody and access
dc.subject.keywordsCustody
dc.subject.keywordsAccess
dc.subject.keywordsChildren


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