Sex trafficking: A target for situational crime prevention?

James O. Finckenauer, Ko Lin Chin

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One of the controversial issues surrounding sex trafficking is its links to prostitution. Among the points of disagreement are the degree to which sex trafficking feeds prostitution, and whether all prostitution is sex trafficking. Such disagreements aside, there is no question that the profit from sex trafficking derives from the exploitation of victims as prostituted persons. Thus, any preventive efforts focused on containing and reducing sex trafficking must, we believe, take account of its connections with prostitution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSituational Prevention of Organised Crimes
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781134030873
ISBN (Print)9781843927723
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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