Legalization / Regulation is when sex work is made formally legal but still not recognized as a legitimate form of work and therefore heavily regulated.
In 1999, Sweden passed a law that banned prostitution and criminalizes buyers.
Since the implementation of the new law, supporters of this approach have claimed the number of prostitutes has decreased.
New South Wales decriminalised sex work in 1995, after the Wood Royal Commission into Police Corruption showed that police were inappropriate regulators of the sex industry.
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It is difficult for sex workers to seek criminal justice when it is reported that many police officers are partaking in the sexual and violent abuse.