Child Sexual Exploitation

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INTRODUCTION

With the development and subsequent global rise of free trade, globalization and internationalization many new benefits are afforded to society, many old and new social inequities have reared their ugly heads once again. This has allowed an alarming and disturbing rise of instances in the exploitation of minors. The most widespread and upsetting of these is child sexual exploitation (hereafter "CSE"). However with greater power comes even greater responsibility, not only for individuals but the masses at large to help change and understand the phenomenon of juvenile prostitution, trafficking in children for sexual purposes and child pornography. This has emerged as increasingly significant social issues within the global
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Type 1: Sexual penetration and/or activities involving the genitalia. Type 2: Sexual activities not involving penetration or genitalia i.e. observation of sexual acts and or exploitation as subjects through pornography.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children: Sexual abuse of children whereby one or several parties are advantaged financially.
Child prostitution: Engaging or offering the services of children to perform sexual acts for remuneration not necessarily money.
Child Pornography: The representation of children performing real or simulated sexual acts for the sexual gratification of the user.
Child trafficking for sexual purposes: The movement of children from one place to another either within a country or to other countries to gain financial profits from their sexual activities.
Sex tourist: Person or persons who travel outside their country of residence to become involved in sexual activities with others not always children.

FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN

My investigation has determined that a number of factors contribute to CSE which have been divided into three groups, namely:

EXTERNAL FACTORS WHICH INDIVIDUALS HAVE NO CONTROL OVER Pre-existing adult prostitution "markets"
Groups advocating child-adult sexual relationships
Sexual behaviour of unattached and transient males including the military, seasonal workers, truckers, motor cycle gangs, conventioneers
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