Victims of sex trafficking and online sexual exploitation

Hickle, Kristine (2017) Victims of sex trafficking and online sexual exploitation. In: Martellozzo, Elena and Jane, Emma A (eds.) Cybercrime and its victims. Routledge studies in crime and society . Taylor & Francis, New York, pp. 94-107. ISBN 9781138639447

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Commercial sexual exploitation is a complex, profitable, relatively low risk, and everchanging criminal enterprise that remains difficult to effectively address in policy and practice. Researchers throughout the last decade have begun exploring the unique role of the Internet in facilitating commercial sexual exploitation among vulnerable children and adults in the United States. This chapter will summarize current research on Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation, and will discuss the ways in which cyberspace represents an increasingly anonymous market for sex buyers complicit in the victimization of children and adults. It will also critically examine the ways in which current efforts to address commercial sexual exploitation may be complicit in upholding structures that enable exploitation to flourish.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 10:38
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 10:38

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