Sex Trafficking of Minors: Overview, Federal Response and Justice Systems Issues

Cara A. Saunders (Editor)

Series: Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: SOC059000



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The trafficking of individuals within U.S borders is commonly referred to as domestic human trafficking, and it occurs in every state of the nation. One form of domestic human trafficking is sex trafficking. Research indicates that most victims of sex trafficking into and within the United States are women and children, and the victims include U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike. Recently, Congress has focused attention on domestic sex trafficking, including the prostitution of children, which is the focus of this book. This book discusses the federal responses and justice system issues involved in the sex trafficking of minors (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress (pp. 1-64)
Kristin Finklea, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara and Alison Siskin

Chapter 2 - Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking: Juvenile Justice Issues (pp. 65-92)
Kristin Finklea

Chapter 3 - Sexual Abuse of Children: Federal Criminal Offenses (pp. 93-116)
Richard M. Thompson II

Chapter 4 - Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (pp. 117-136)
William Adams, Colleen Owens and Kevonne Small

Chapter 5 - Finding a Path to Recovery: Residential Facilities for Minor Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking (pp. 137-154)
Heather J. Clawson and Lisa Goldblatt Grace


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