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NCJ Number: NCJ 218461     Find in a Library
Title: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Richard Estes ; Neil Weiner
Corporate Author: Penn School of Social Policy & Practice
United States of America
Date Published: 10/21/2006
Page Count: 3
  Annotation: This paper presents a brief outline of the goals, methods, and research partners of a 2-year project examining the nature and extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Abstract: The project on the nature and extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) consisted of nine goals and objectives: (1) identify the nature, extent, and underlying causes of CSE and CSEC in the countries of the United States, Canada, and Mexico; (2) identify subgroups of children that are at the greatest risk of being sexually exploited; (3) identify subgroups of perpetrators of sex crimes against children; (4) identify the extent to which organized criminal units are involved in the CSEC; (5) identify the modes of operation used by organized criminal units to recruit children into sexually exploitive activities; (6) identify local, State, and national laws relating to CSE and CSEC; (7) identify international agreements and covenants pertaining to CSE and the CSEC; (8) identify the strengths and weaknesses of the countries’ prevention strategies in protecting children; and (9) country recommendations for strengthening the prevention and protection of children from sexual exploitation. The project was implemented in 13 phases which are briefly outlined. The project also involved several unique partnerships with governmental and nongovernmental organizations, universities, international child advocacy organizations, child welfare organizations, professional associations, and financial organizations.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies ; US/foreign comparisons ; Sexually abused adolescents ; Child abuse prevention ; Child victims
Sponsoring Agency: University of Montreal

University of Pennsylvania
United States of America

William T. Grant Foundation
United States of America

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Sale Source: Penn School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania
3701 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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