The Prostitution of Women and Girls

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McFarland, 1998 - Social Science - 253 pages
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According to reports of the World Health Organization, the prostitution of women and children is increasing dramatically throughout the world. The problem is particularly acute in the lower socioeconomic sectors of the population, including teen runaways, drug addicts, and victims of abuse.
This survey focuses first on defining prostitution and then on the motivations of those who became prostitutes. In Part II the overall scope of the problem is examined, along with the various subcultures (e.g., street walkers and call girls) and the prevalence of drugs, crime and victimization. Part III covers teenage prostitution and the issues of child sexual abuse. Part IV details other dimensions of the sex trade industry, such as pornography, male prostitutes, customers, laws, and the effects of decriminalization and legalization. Female prostitution outside the United States is discussed in Part V.
 

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Contents

Female Prostitution
5
AIDS and Female Prostitution
30
The Scope of Womens Prostitution
39
Streetwalking Prostitutes
48
Call Girl Prostitutes
54
Drugs Crime and Victimization
61
The Extent of Teenage Prostitution
69
The Characteristics of Girl Prostitutes
79
Other Dimensions of Prostitution
113
Female Prostitution in Other Countries
165
Figures
173
Internationally
176
Notes
197
Bibliography
237
Index
245
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Runaway and Throwaway Girls
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Ronald Barri Flowers, born October 25 1956 in Detroit, is a criminologist, crime writer, novelist, textbook author, and screenwriter. He received a B.A. in 1977 and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice in 1980. His publications include The Prostitution Of Women and Girls, an exploration of female prostitution worldwide; The Sex Slave Murders, the true story of Gerald and Charlene Gallego, America's first husband-wife serial killers; and Female Crime, Criminals and Cellmates: An Exploration of Female Criminality and Delinquency.

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