The Impact of Trafficking on Children: Psychological and Social Policy Perspectives

@article{Rafferty2008TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Trafficking on Children: Psychological and Social Policy Perspectives},
  author={Yvonne Rafferty},
  journal={Child Development Perspectives},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={13-18}
}
  • Y. Rafferty
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Psychology
  • Child Development Perspectives
Child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) are egregious crimes, extreme forms of child maltreatment, and major violations of children's human rights. Although empirical research is sorely lacking on the impact of such crimes on children's developmental well-being, numerous reports describe the physical and emotional trauma, humiliation, violence, degradation associated with treatment as a commodity, and unrelenting fear and abuse. This paper provides an overview of the impact… 
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