Child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation: a review of promising prevention policies and programs.

@article{Rafferty2013ChildTA,
  title={Child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation: a review of promising prevention policies and programs.},
  author={Yvonne Rafferty},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          559-75
        }
}
  • Y. Rafferty
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Political Science
  • The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Child trafficking, including commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal activities in the world. The global enslavement of children affects countless numbers of victims who are trafficked within their home countries or transported away from their homes and treated as commodities to be bought, sold, and resold for labor or sexual exploitation. All over the world, girls are particularly likely to be trafficked into the sex trade: Girls and… 
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