Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution: America's Lost, Abandoned, and Sexually Exploited Children

Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution: America's Lost, Abandoned, and Sexually Exploited Children

by R. Barri Flowers, Ronald B. Flowers, R. Barri Flowers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313314926

ISBN-13: 9780313314926

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This concise and accessible new text examines the correlations between runaway children and teenage prostitution in the United States from a criminological, sociological, and psychological perspective. The author takes a systematic approach to defining and describing the differences between youth who run away from home and those who leave institutional settings and

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This concise and accessible new text examines the correlations between runaway children and teenage prostitution in the United States from a criminological, sociological, and psychological perspective. The author takes a systematic approach to defining and describing the differences between youth who run away from home and those who leave institutional settings and distinguishes the difference between runaway and throwaway children. A careful examination of teenage prostitution among girls and boys helps to illuminate the special problems faced by children who have run away. In addition, the author discusses laws related to runaways, teenage prostitution, and the sexual exploitation of minors as well as the criminal justice response to the problems. Runaways and prostitution involving youth in other countries is also explored. The text's findings support current conclusions on the characteristics of runaways, the relationship between runaways and teen prostitution, and the implications of running away from home.

Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution is divided into five parts. Part I examines the scope and dynamics of running away and differentiates between runaways and throwaways. Part II explores teenage prostitution and provides information on girl and boy prostitutes and the people who exploit them. Child sexual abuse and child pornography as correlates to the problem are studied in Part III, and Part IV reviews the law that atttempts to combat teenage prostitution. Part V is devoted to an examination of the scope and significance of the problem in other countries. Together, these chapters provide readers with a clear picture of the problem of runaways and teenage prostitution in the United States and around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313314926
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Series:
Contributions in Criminology and Penology Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: The Dynamics of Running Away

The Scope of Runaway Youth

The Extent of Throwaway Kids

Runaways, Arrest, and the Police

Why Teens Run Away from Home

The Perils for the Teenage Runaway

Theoretical Approaches to Running Away and Teenage Prostitution

Policy, Practice, and Response to Runaway and Prostitution Involved Teens

Part II: The Dynamics of Teenage Prostitution

The Nature of Teenage Prostitution

Teen Prostitutes, Arrest, and the Criminal Justice System

Girl Prostitution

The Pimp's Role in Teenage Prostitution

Boy Prostitution

Part III: Correlates of Running Away and Teen Prostitution

Child Sexual Abuse

Child Pornography

Part IV: The Law and Combating Teenage Prostitution

Laws and the Prostitution of Teenagers

Part V: Runaway Youth and Prostituted Teens in Other Countries

Runaways and Teenage Prostitution Globally

Bibliography

Index

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