Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking by Susan C. MappDomestic Minor Sex Trafficking by Susan C. Mapp

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

bySusan C. Mapp

Hardcover | July 13, 2016

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Human trafficking is a thriving and growing business; by some estimates it is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry in the world. The first comprehensive study of the practice of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) was conducted in 2006 and found thatanywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 American children fit this unfortunate definition. And yet, to date, this topic has been largely overlooked or included as a footnote in larger studies on global human trafficking.Pulling together scholarly information from diverse fields including social work, psychology, and biology, Susan Mapp explores the particular risk factors (such as poverty, child maltreatment, and being a sexual minority) that place children at higher risk for being trafficked. The different methodsof DMST - pimp-controlled, gang-controlled, familial, and survival - are explained, including how children come to be involved in them and the mechanisms for how they occur. Assisting those being trafficked to leave the life is a difficult process, and this book explains why. It is important foreveryone to act on what can be done to fight this crime; suggestions for professionals, as well as "everyday citizens," are offered, together with a list of resources.
Susan Mapp, PhD, MSSW, Professor, heads the Social Work Department at Elizabethtown College. She has written two books in the area of human rights: Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective: An Introduction to International Social Work and Global Child Welfare and Well-Being. She is the author of numerous book chapters an...
Title:Domestic Minor Sex TraffickingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199300607

ISBN - 13:9780199300600

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