Domestic Sex Trafficking of Children

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A great deal of attention has been paid to trafficking across international borders; however, comparatively little attention has been given to those who are trafficked within the borders of their own country, including children. While growing attention has been given to this population, there is still confusion and misinformation about this crime. This chapter reviews relevant laws in several nations, as well as risk factors and forms of this crime. Lastly, effective interventions to assist these youth in leaving the life are discussed.


Domestic minor sex trafficking Internal child sex trafficking Commercial sexual exploitation of children 


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  1. 1.Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtownUSA

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