Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

Citation:

Lehti, Martti, and Kauko Aromaa. 2006. "Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation." Crime and Justice 34 (1): 133-227.

Authors: Martti Lehti, Kauko Aromaa

Abstract:

Current estimates of human trafficking for sexual exploitation underestimate rather than overestimate the volume. They exaggerate the role of trafficking in international prostitution of adults but underestimate trafficking in minors. About 60–80 percent of the crime is domestic, and the bulk of cross-border trafficking is regional. The major flows run from rural areas to cities and from economically depressed regions to affluent ones. Traffic to industrialized countries is 10–20 percent of the whole; most takes place within and between third-world countries. Prevention should concentrate on the main source countries and the most important junctions. This requires efficient police and intelligence cooperation both regionally and internationally. It is also crucial to harmonize national legislation. 

Keywords: migration, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, prostitution, prevention

Topics: Economies, Economic Inequality, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking

Year: 2006

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