The Sex Trade Industry's Worldwide Exploitation of Children

  title={The Sex Trade Industry's Worldwide Exploitation of Children},
  author={Ronald Barri Flowers},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={147 - 157}
  • R. Flowers
  • Published 1 May 2001
  • Psychology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The twenty-first century brings with it some of the dark realities of the last century with respect to the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Worldwide, untold numbers of children are being systematically deprived of their human rights, dignity, and childhood through child prostitution, child pornography, and other sexploitation. Many of these children are routinely subjected to rape, beatings, displacement, drug addiction, psychological abuse, and other trauma, including exposure to… 
Sex Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
ABSTRACT In recent years, the problem of child sex trafficking has become a topic of international discussion and concern. Child sex trafficking can include many forms of commercial sexual
The International Sexual Trafficking of Women and Children
The contemporary international slave trade has received little attention in the social work literature. In keeping with the profession's commitment to social justice and human rights, this article
Commercial sexual exploitation of children: victim characteristics
Purpose The commercialized sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), specifically child trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and enticement, has become a burgeoning topic over the past several
Child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation: a review of promising prevention policies and programs.
  • Y. Rafferty
  • Political Science
    The American journal of orthopsychiatry
  • 2013
Promising policies and programs designed to prevent child trafficking and CSE by combating demand for sex with children, reducing supply, and strengthening communities are highlighted.
Little Adults: Child and Teenage Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema
This current study explores three contemporary Brazilian films' depiction of commercial sexual exploitation of young girls and teenagers. It points out how the young female characters cope with the
Little Adults: Child and Teenage Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema
Abstract:This current study explores three contemporary Brazilian films’ depiction of commercial sexual exploitation of young girls and teenagers. It points out how the young female characters cope
Explaining Compliance With International Agreements Against the Trafficking of Children
This study finds that political capacity, followed by economic capacity, better accounts for compliance with child sex trafficking conventions than measures of cultural proximity.
"Child Witches": Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Homeless Girls in South-Southern Nigeria
Sexual exploitation and abuse of girls is one of the endemic social problems in Nigeria. Although this problem has attracted much research attention in recent times, some newly emerged factors
Child prostitution in Thailand
  • Carmen Lau
  • Sociology
    Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community
  • 2008
The factors that underpin the Thai child sex industry and the lessons and implications that can be drawn for health care and nursing around the world are explored.


The prostitution of women and girls
According to reports of the World Health Organization, the prostitution of women and children is increasing dramatically throughout the world. The problem is particularly acute in the lower
Prostitution of children and child-sex tourism
children within the United States and abroad. The first section describes the nature and scope of the problem in the United States, including why and how children become entangled in prostitution,
Merchants of flesh: international prostitution and the war on womens rights.
Worldwide an estimated 30 million women have been sold into prostitution since the mid-1970s. The prostitution industrys growth can be attributed to a confluence of factors including poverty in the
The Victimization and Exploitation of Women and Children: A Study of Physical, Mental and Sexual Maltreatment in the United States
The means by which women and children are most often subjected to victimization are discussed here, along with the causes and the legal avenues available. Part One examines family issues, including
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
!. n~mber of events in recent years have placed the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children high on the public agenda. Evidence that Australian tourists were travelling overseas for the
Child sexual abuse and adolescent prostitution: a comparative analysis.
The relationship between sexual abuse and adolescent prostitution is compared by comparing 70 sexually abused children with 35 prostitution-involved children on 22 variables to suggest that the relationship is not directed, but involves runaway behavior as an intervening variable.
The Dynamics of Sex Tourism: The Case of Southeast Asia
There seems to be a strong correlation between the development of the tourist industry and the rise of prostitution in the Third World (Cohen 1982; O’Grady 1981; Stol 1980; Bond 1980; Ech & Rosenblum
Childhood victimization and subsequent risk for promiscuity, prostitution, and teenage pregnancy: a prospective study.
Findings strongly support a relationship between childhood victimization and subsequent prostitution and the presumed causal sequence between childhood Victimization and teenage pregnancy may need to be reevaluated.
Medical-legal and societal problems involving children—child prostitution, child pornography and drug-related abuse; recommended legislation
The average American citizen, when called upon to describe the problems of child abuse and neglect, typically speaks about the battering or starving of a child by a parent who hates the child or is
AIDS, Drugs, and Prostitution
A large number of the questioned people believe that sex work, alcohol, drugs and the sex industry should be addressed in the same way as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has claimed more than 100,000 lives in the past decade.