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NCJ Number: 210757 Find in a Library
Title: Prostitution and the Sex Industry in Kentucky
Author(s): Gary W. Potter Ph.D.
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Sale Source: Eastern Kentucky University
College of Justice and Safety
354 Stratton Building
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the form, prevalence, and incidence of prostitution in Kentucky.
Abstract: While the sex industry is decades old and widespread, prostitution remains an under-researched segment of the hidden economy. The current study on prostitution in Kentucky relied on 3 main data sources to describe the sex industry in the State: all daily and weekly newspaper stories regarding prostitution and the sex industry in Kentucky that were published between January 1, 2000 to November 1, 2004; men’s writings on the Internet related to prostitution and the sex industry in Kentucky; and any databases or advertising sites on the Internet for the sex industry in Kentucky (N=20). The analysis is descriptive and outlines the problem of prostitution in this State by prostitution form: street-level prostitution, massage parlors, escort services, gentlemen’s clubs, and sex trafficking. Massage parlor prostitution is the most common form of prostitution while street-level prostitution accounts for between 10 and 20 percent of the prostitution in Kentucky. In addition to describing the prevalence and incidence of the various types of prostitution in Kentucky, the article describes various aspects of the prostitution types, such as how transactions occur and the typical costs involved. Overall, the research indicated that the prostitution industry in Kentucky is bustling, with a minimum of 166 businesses involved in the daily trafficking of sex in the State. Tables, endnotes, bibliography
Main Term(s): Prostitution
Index Term(s): Estimated crime incidence; Kentucky; Offense characteristics
Note: Kentucky Justice & Safety Research Bulletin
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