Street Kids: The Lives of Runaway and Thrownaway Teens

Street Kids: The Lives of Runaway and Thrownaway Teens

by R. Barri Flowers
     
 

This timely book explores the complex and persistent problem of street kids in America, children who have run away or been forced to leave home—for reasons that include childhood sexual abuse and neglect, drug abuse, mental health and behavioral problems, sexual promiscuity, and issues related to gender identity. These children often become the victims of

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Overview

This timely book explores the complex and persistent problem of street kids in America, children who have run away or been forced to leave home—for reasons that include childhood sexual abuse and neglect, drug abuse, mental health and behavioral problems, sexual promiscuity, and issues related to gender identity. These children often become the victims of sexual exploitation by pimps, prostitution customers, pornographers, and pedophiles. Violence, sexually transmitted diseases, and substance abuse frequently result. The author discusses laws and programs designed to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of these vulnerable youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786441372
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Series:
Social Sciences/Society
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

R. Barri Flowers is a literary criminologist and mystery novelist with nearly 40 books and numerous articles to his credit. He is a recipient of the Wall of Fame Award from Michigan State University's renowned School of Criminal Justice.

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