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NCJ Number: 176850 Find in a Library
Title: Crime & Servitude: An Expose of the Traffic in Women for Prostitution from the Newly Independent States
Author(s): G Caldwell; S Galster; N Steinzor
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: Global Survival Network
Washington, DC 20009
Sale Source: Global Survival Network
P.O. Box 73214
Washington, DC 20009
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report details the findings of a 2-year investigation into the trafficking in women for prostitution from Russia and the newly independent states.
Abstract: The Global Survival Network (GSN) established a dummy company that purportedly specialized in importing foreign women as escorts and entertainers. Through this front, GSN met Russian pimps and traffickers, who revealed their modus operandi, as well as the identities of their financial investors and overseas partners. GSN combined these findings with information from interviews with non-governmental organizations, law enforcement agencies, trafficked women and relevant news reports. Taken together, this information provided enough detail to target several countries where Russian women and girls work as prostitutes in substantial numbers, including Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Macau, and the United States. The report describes the traffickers' lure, mechanisms of control, the marriage connection, the Mafia connection, collusion and corruption, and recommended actions and policies to curtail trafficking and provide assistance to the victims. Notes, figures, appendix
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials; International crime statistics; Moral-decency crimes; Organized crime; Prostitution; Prostitution across international borders; Sex establishments; Victim services; Victims of Crime
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