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The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking

General Material
Published Date
June, 2005

Examines sex trafficking from the 'demand' side, focusing on the role of 'exploiters' and the 'state' as two components.

  • Discusses the business and financial side of trafficking
  • Touches on variables such as race, age, language, ethnicity influencing trafficking demand and vulnerability to trafficking
  • Breaks down 4 approaches to prostitution: 'prohibitionist,' 'regulationist,' abolitionist,' and decriminalization'
  • Raises question/debate of 'prostitution as work'
  • Visa programs for trafficking victims, including examples from different countries
  • Ends with recommendations