Annotated Bibliography on Sex Trafficking

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Kotrla, K., & Wommack, B. A. (2011). Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.: Implications for Policy, Prevention and Research. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 2 (Iss. 1), article 5. Retrieved from: This journal article examines the issue of minor sex trafficking in the U.S and provides the reader with the results of the research that was conducted on the matter at hand. A data analysis consisting of 115 minor sex trafficking was thoroughly examined and studied. The information surrounding these cases was collected using two specific methods. One method included the reviewing of press releases of human trafficking cases…show more content…
Hope For Justice. (2012). Human trafficking briefing. Retrieved from: This NGO report conducted by Hope For Justice investigates the UK and global markets for the exploitation of human beings, outlines the methods of exploitation and informs us of the ways in which Hope For Justice, a non-Government organisation, is contesting and fighting against the issue at hand. Sex trafficking is a sensitive and complex issue which consists of 3 primary elements: what criminals do (act), how criminals do it (means), and why criminals do it (purpose). By understanding these three elements, one is able to delve into the mind of a criminal. The research conducted by this particular NGO identifies the shocking nature of this criminal activity. The most common forms of exploitation are prostitution, slavery, criminal activity, slavery, forced marriage, and forced labour services. In regards to forced labour, six indicators of this activity include: threats/physical harm, confinement, debt bondage, withholding of wages or excessive wage reductions, retention of identity documents, and threat of denunciation to the authorities. In 2003, statistics reveal that, at any given time, there were 4,000 estimated victims of sex trafficking, forced into prostitution. Children as young as three have been trafficked into the UK for sexual exploitation.
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