Service Providers’ Perspectives on Sex Trafficking of Male Minors: Comparing Background and Trafficking Situations of Male and Female Victims

@article{Cole2018ServicePP,
  title={Service Providers’ Perspectives on Sex Trafficking of Male Minors: Comparing Background and Trafficking Situations of Male and Female Victims},
  author={Jennifer Cole},
  journal={Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={35},
  pages={423-433}
}
  • Jennifer Cole
  • Published 18 January 2018
  • Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Even though it is documented that sex trafficking of male minors occurs, limited research has focused on this type of commercial sexual exploitation. Data was collected via telephone interviews from 323 professionals who worked with at-risk youth and/or crime victims/offenders in all counties in a mostly rural state in the U.S. Half of the respondents had worked with at least one victim of child sex trafficking, and of these 161 respondents, 57.8% had worked with at least one male victim. To… 

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