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Walking prey : how America's youth are vulnerable to sex slavery

Author: Holly Austin Smith
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Today, two cultural forces are converging to make America's youth easy targets for sex traffickers. Younger and younger girls are engaging in adult sexual attitudes and practices, and the pressure to conform means thousands have little self-worth and are vulnerable to exploitation. At the same time, thanks to social media, texting, and chatting services, predators are able to ferret out their victims more easily
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Holly Austin.
Walking prey.
(DLC) 2013033088
(OCoLC)852658393
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Austin Smith
ISBN: 9781137437693 1137437693
OCLC Number: 887287397
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
Contents: Before Atlantic City. Are your children at risk? ; The "willing victim" ; Community risk factors ; Advertising to children and teens ; Negative messages in popular culture ; Violence against women --
Atlantic City. The buyers ; Control and violence ; Traffickers and the rules of trafficking ; The "rescue" --
After Atlantic City. Immediate aftercare for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation ; Intermediate and long-term aftercare ; Prevention and advocacy --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Holly Austin Smith ; foreword by Mira Sorvino.

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Walking Prey reveals the shocking extent of sex trafficking in affluent western countries. Advocate Holly Austin Smith, a former sex trafficking victim, argues that thousands of children are at risk  Read more...

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