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NCJ Number: NCJ 241819    
Title: Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation (From Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 34, P 133-227, 2006, Michael Tonry, ed. - See NCJ-241816)
Author(s): Martti Lehti ; Kauko Aromaa
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 95
  Annotation: This chapter discusses sex trafficking.
Abstract: Current estimates of human trafficking for sexual exploitation underestimate rather than overestimate the volume. They exaggerate the role of trafficking in international prostitution of adults, but underestimate trafficking in minors. About 60-80 percent of the crime is domestic, and the bulk of cross-border trafficking is regional. The major flows run from rural areas to cities and from economically depressed regions to affluent ones. Traffic to industrialized countries is 10-20 percent of the whole; and most takes place within and between third-world countries. Prevention should concentrate on the main source countries and the most important junctions. This requires efficient police and intelligence cooperation both regionally and internationally. It is also crucial to harmonize national legislation. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Economic influences ; Estimated crime incidence ; Sex offenses ; Crime specific countermeasures ; Child Sexual Abuse ; Trafficking in Persons
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical) ; Literature Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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