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NCJ Number: 78511 Find in a Library
Title: Teenage Prostitution as a Product of Child Abuse
Author(s): V L Seymour
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 12
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This essay reviews what is known about juvenile prostitution and its relationship to abuse experienced in the home, citing child abuse studies and psychological evaluations of runaways.
Abstract: Teenage runaways and prostitution have become a rising problem in the major cities of the United States. Research into the backgrounds of youngsters selling sexual favors has shown many similarities in children's family background, particularly homes with abusing parents. The handling or lack of handling, up to this point, has not proved successful in returning these children to the middle class society. New methods of intervention must be designed that incorporate recent research. Approximately 30 references are listed.
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Domestic relations; Juvenile prostitution; Runaways
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