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NCJ Number: 222009 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Sex Trade: System Aspects and Tendencies
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:Fall 2007  Pages:245-268
Author(s): Sergey Shlyk
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 24
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the sex industry and trafficking of women in Israel.
Abstract: In the article, the author stresses that human trafficking has become a worldwide concern and should be viewed as a global industry not merely an organized crime activity. Defined as a social system, the global sex industry is made up of various subsystems, of which organized criminal activity is one. The industry takes place in a context of economic globalization, international migration, and other economic and social factors, such as poverty and unemployment and supply and demand. Using Israel as an example, the author reveals the multifaceted levels and complex makeup of the global sex industry and stresses that national efforts to combat human trafficking have to take international aspects into account. Current efforts in Israel focus on penal punishment within the country and must incorporate a wider view of the issue if effective measures are going to be undertaken. Endnotes and references
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Child victims; Female victims; Israel; Prostitution; Prostitution across international borders; United Nations (UN)
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