Authors: L.C. Miccio-Fonseca
Summary: Examines a trend in the rise of juvenile female sex traffickers and seeks to provide a conceptual framework. Discusses the lack of research in this area and extrapolates from a variety of data points from studies of sex trafficking victims, juvenile sex offenders, and a risk assessment study of sexually abusive youth. Reviews the literature, discusses reasons young women may become sex traffickers and the links with runaways, missing children, child sexual exploitation, harmful sexual behaviour and substance misuse. Calls for more research.
Journal: Aggression and violent behavior (Vol.35), July/August 2017, pp 26-32
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