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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States by
Publication Date: 2013-11-26
Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Despite the serious and long-term consequences for victims as well as their families, communities, and society, efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to these crimes are largely under supported, inefficient, uncoordinated, and unevaluated. "Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States" examines commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States under age 18. According to this report, efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to these crimes require better collaborative approaches that build upon the capabilities of people and entities from a range of sectors. In addition, such efforts need to confront demand and the individuals who commit and benefit from these crimes. The report recommends increased awareness and understanding, strengthening of the law's response, strengthening of research to advance understanding and to support the development of prevention and intervention strategies, support for multi-sector and interagency collaboration, and creation of a digital information-sharing platform. A nation that is unaware of these problems or disengaged from solutions unwittingly contributes to the ongoing abuse of minors. If acted upon in a coordinated and comprehensive manner, the recommendations of "Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States" can help advance and strengthen the nation's emerging efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States.
Full-Text Documents Available on the Web
Books Available on the Web
National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts, Final Report
Shively, Michael ; Kristina Kliorys, Kristina ; Wheeler, Kristin ; Hunt, Dana. Cambridge, Ma. : ABI Associates, 2012.
Human trafficking in Ohio
Wilson, Jeremy M. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 2007.
Looking for a Hidden Population : Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County
Zhang, Sheldon X. San Diego, Calif. : San Diego University, Dept. of Sociiology, 2012.