A Comparison of Pimp- and Non-Pimp-Controlled Women

  title={A Comparison of Pimp- and Non-Pimp-Controlled Women},
  author={Maureen A. Norton-Hawk},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={189 - 194}
A study of 50 incarcerated urban prostitutes finds that 40% have been under the control of a pimp. Pimp-controlled prostitutes are more likely to be single, to have failed to complete high school, to be non-White, to have never held a legitimate job, and to come from exceptionally dysfunctional families. Pimp-controlled prostitutes were younger when they had their first sexual experience, first used illegal drugs, and first engaged in prostitution. Pimp-controlled prostitutes are also more… 

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