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The System Response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls
Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice (2011)
  • Francine Sherman, Boston College Law School
  • Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Abstract

This chapter, which is written from the perspectives of law, public health, and social work, examines the system’s response to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), focusing on girls. It describes the issue and then examine the range of international, federal, state, and local laws and policies, aimed at aiding and enhancing prosecution of perpetrators of CSEC (i.e., pimps, johns), and at providing protection and services to its victims. The chapter argues that, as state and local authorities implement practice and policy for this population, the two central goals—law enforcement and victim protection—may conflict, creating practices that serve neither goal fully and yielding results contrary to sound public policy and research. The chapter concludes with a recommended comprehensive response to CSEC.

Publication Date
2011
Editor
Francine T. Sherman and Francine H. Jacobs
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Citation Information
Francine Sherman and Lisa Goldblatt Grace. "The System Response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls" Hoboken, NJJuvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/francine_sherman/5/