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NCJ Number: 157788 Find in a Library
Title: Young Men in the Street: Help-Seeking Behavior of Young Male Prostitutes
Author(s): C L Snell
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 152
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-93874-3
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored, in one urban setting, the help-seeking behaviors of 70 young male prostitutes, and described their social support networks.
Abstract: Data were obtained through interviews with the male prostitutes who completed a questionnaire covering demographics, education, current living arrangements, childhood care provider information, age at first prostitution experience, and length of time involved in prostitution. The results are discussed in terms of the youngsters' social support networks, areas of worry to them, their perceptions of good times, and their ways of seeking help from family, friends, and formal services. The book also discusses the subjects' risk behavior and awareness of AIDS, and racial differences in responses across the study's question areas. The book also presents some individual profiles of young male prostitutes interviewed for the larger study. 21 tables, 2 appendixes, and 163 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Informal support groups; Male juvenile delinquents; Prostitution
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