Explainer: What the proposed changes to laws around sex work in Scotland mean
The laws around sex work could soon be significantly changed in Scotland
THE proposals for reforming the law around sex work are based on the idea that criminalising an activity - making it punishable by law - causes more danger and harm for those involved.
Others argue, however, that sex work is inherently violent and coercive, and so purchase of sex should be made illegal to reduce demand.
A disagreement at the heart of the issue is whether prostitution can be described as 'work' or not.