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Author Nichols, Andrea J., author.

Title Sex trafficking in the United States : theory, research, policy, and practice / Andrea J. Nichols.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (viii, 324 pages)
Summary Sex Trafficking in the United States is a unique exploration of the underlying dynamics of sex trafficking, this comprehensive volume examines the common risk factors for those who become victims, and the barriers they face when they try to leave. It also looks at how and why sex traffickers enter the industry. A chapter on buyers presents what we know about their motivations, the prevalence of bought sex, and criminal justice policies that target them. More than a straightforward introduction, Sex Trafficking in the United States describes how the justice system, activists, and individuals can engage in advocating for victims of sex trafficking. It also offers recommendations for practice and policy and suggestions for cultural change. -- Publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical (pages 389-310) references and index.
Contents Part I. Contemporary Debates of Theory, Research, and Policy. Sex Trafficking: An Introduction -- Theoretical Perspectives and the Politics of Sex Trafficking -- Pornography -- Prostitution -- Part II. The Dynamics of Sex Trafficking in the United States. Survivors -- Traffickers -- Sex Trafficking Operations -- Buyers -- Part III. Responses to Sex Trafficking. Criminal Justice System Responses -- Social Services and Health Care Responses -- The Anti-Sex Trafficking Movement in the United States -- New Directions.
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Subject Human trafficking -- United States.
Prostitution -- United States.
Sex crimes -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Nichols, Andrea J. Sex trafficking in the United States. New York : Columbia University Press, [2016] 9780231172622 (DLC) 2016006295 (OCoLC)945121315
ISBN 9780231542364 (electronic bk.)
0231542364 (electronic bk.)
9780231172622 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231172621 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231172639 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
023117263X (pbk. ; alk. paper)